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An Enemy of the People [DVD] [1978]

  • SKU: 19110789
  • Release Date: 03/23/2009
  • Rating: NR
$14.99

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    An Enemy of the People
    Steve McQueen served as both star and executive producer for this film version of the drama by Henrik Ibsen, which was adapted by Arthur Miller. When Dr. Thomas Stockmann (McQueen) discovers that a tannery has dangerously polluted a hot spring in his community, he feels that it is his duty to share this information with the people. However, a number of prominent citizens (including Stockmann) intended to use the hot springs as the centerpiece of a health spa, and Tom's brother Peter (Charles Durning), the town's mayor, contends that a clean-up of the spring would be impractical, expensive, and would scare off potential customers. Stockmann is still eager to share his story with the community, but the town council is determined to silence him, and in time they turn public opinion against him. The outcry against Stockmann's activism eventually ruins his medical practice and drives a wedge between Stockmann and his wife Catherine (Bibi Andersson). While An Enemy of the People became a pet project for McQueen, it received indifferent reviews and poor distribution, opening in only a few scattered American cities several years after it was completed. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

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    • Steve McQueen
      Steve McQueen - Dr. Thomas Stockmann
    • Charles Durning
      Charles Durning - Peter Stockmann
    • Bibi Andersson
      Bibi Andersson - Catherine Stockmann
    • Eric Christmas
      Eric Christmas - Morten Kin
    • Michael Cristofer
      Michael Cristofer - Hovstad



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      Great movie!

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      Certainly not a typical Steve McQueen movie, but he was good in all his movies. No one else like him. Great price and service in this movie

      I would recommend this to a friend


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