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The U.S. vs. John Lennon Details

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Filmmakers [[Performer~P191492~David Leaf~davidleaf]] and [[Performer~P278337~John Scheinfeld~johnscheinfeld]] offer a compelling look at the efforts of the United States government to silence one of rock & roll's most outspoken war critics in this documentary detailing the Vietnam-era struggle between the [[Performer~P52812~Richard Nixon~richardmnixon]] administration and iconic peace activist [[Performer~P99330~John Lennon~johnlennon]]. The Vietnam War was raging and the nightly news was filled with stories of failed offensives and massacred U.S. troops. As anti-war protests back home gained momentum, it was the hopeful voice of former [[Performer~P4797~Beatle~thebeatles]] [[Performer~P99330~Lennon~johnlennon]] that served to perfectly encapsulate the frustrations felt by many citizens that the U.S. had gotten caught up in an quagmire from which there was seemingly no end in sight. There's a high price to be paid for standing strong in your beliefs and openly criticizing the ruling elite, though, and now, through interviews with those who knew him best and revealing glimpses into an era where all hope seemed lost, filmmakers finally uncover the truth behind the [[Performer~P52812~Nixon~richardmnixon]] administration's highly classified efforts to isolate and eventually deport the man whose powerful words threatened to actually make sense in a world slowly suffocated by the grip of insanity. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:September 15, 2006

Crew

John Scheinfeld
Director
David Leaf
Director
David Leaf
Producer
John Scheinfeld
Producer
Steve Ligerman
Producer
John Scheinfeld
Screenwriter
David Leaf
Screenwriter
James Mathers
Cinematographer
Peter S. Lynch II
Editor
Peter S. Lynch II
Co-producer
Terry Castagnola
Supervising Producer
Kristina Wood
Associate Producer
Sandy Stern
Executive Producer
Tom Ortenberg
Executive Producer
Steve Rothenberg
Executive Producer
Michael Hirschorn
Executive Producer
Kevin Beggs
Executive Producer
Michael Hirschhorn
Executive Producer
Nick Meyer
Executive Producer
Brad Abramson
Executive Producer
Lauren Lazin
Executive Producer
Erik Nelson
Executive Producer
Tom Bergin
Sound/Sound Designer
Noah Mathers
Sound/Sound Designer
Russell Edwards
Sound/Sound Designer
Orlando Stuart
Camera Operator
Marcus Pardo
Sound Mixer
Peter S. Lynch II
Post Production Supervisor
Erek Barsczewski
Research
Matthew Pleydell-Bouverie
Research
Geoff Gans
Research
Jan Bridge
Research
Polly Pettit
Research
Loretta Antonell
Digital Effects Compositor
Bryan Carmouche
Makeup
Jennifer Wobito
Makeup
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