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Punishment Park                                  (1971)
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Patrick Boland Patrick Boland
First Tribunal Defendant
Kent Foreman Kent Foreman
Defendant in the tribunal
Carmen Argenziano Carmen Argenziano
Jay Kaufman, Tribunal Defendant
Luke Johnson Luke Johnson
Defendant in the tribunal
Katherine Quittner Katherine Quittner
Nancy Smith
Scott Turner Scott Turner
James Arthur Kohler, Tribunal Defendant
Stan Armsted Stan Armsted
Charles Robbins
Mary Ellen Kleinhall Mary Ellen Kleinhall
Allison Mitchner


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2 years, 2 months ago at Jul 27 9:37
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~~WOW~~ :D Haaa I love how they accentuate ""Fiction" in some of the write-ups about this film BUT to me iT SEEMS more like ACTUALITY through my eyes but I also have to keep in mind it was released over 40 years ago as well.. Seems precisely like the USAgovrnts works so seems believable... They can't even release a film like this these days lol, especially to the American public b/c of the fear of... read more
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Punishment Park" is a pseudo-documentary purporting to be a film crews's news coverage of the team of soldiers escorting a group of hippies, draft dodgers, and anti-establishment types across the desert in a type of capture the flag game.
Release date: 1 December 1971
Tags: 1971 (3), Politics (3), Defiance (3), Political (3), 1970s (3), Thriller (2), Pacifist (2), Drama (2), Pseudo Documentary (2), Military (2), Prison (2), Morality (2), Chains (2), Civil War (2), Prisoner (2), Husband Wife Relationship (2), Deputy (2), Handcuffs (2), Jeep (2), Welfare (2)
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"Directed by: Peter Watkins Punishment Park" is a pseudo-documentary purporting to be a film crews's news coverage of the team of soldiers escorting a group of hippies, draft dodgers, and anti-establishment types across the desert in a type of capture the flag game."


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kathy voted for a review of Punishment Park (1971) 1 year, 2 months ago

“~~WOW~~ :D Haaa I love how they accentuate ""Fiction" in some of the write-ups about this film BUT to me iT SEEMS more like ACTUALITY through my eyes ”

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"12.01. PC/TV, 1st viewing DIRECTED BY Peter Watkins My main problem with films these days is that few of them manage to be interesting beyond the first hour. This is a really cool film on paper: a mockumentary depiction of American communist persecution where young dissenters are given the option to choose "Punishment Park" instead of imprisonment. There they'll have to wander 50+ miles through a desert without water and food in scorching temperatures. But once again, you've seen basically eve"


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LBKittyofHell posted a review 2 years, 2 months ago

“~~WOW~~ :D Haaa I love how they accentuate ""Fiction" in some of the write-ups about this film BUT to me iT SEEMS more like ACTUALITY through my eyes but I also have to keep in mind it was released over 40 years ago as well.. Seems precisely like the USAgovrnts works so seems believable... They can't even release a film like this these days lol, especially to the American public b/c of the fear of explosive/outrage that may occur afterwards, Hehe could you imagine... so they try to shove movie "gems" like this under the rug ....Very entertaining to say at the least :)” read more


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