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In Dubious Battle (2016)

R | | Drama | 17 February 2017 (USA)
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An activist gets caught up in the labor movement for farm workers in California during the 1930s.

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Jim
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Mac
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Edie
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Vera
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Dr. Burton
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Frank the Foreman
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Mr. Anderson
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Al
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In the California apple country, nine hundred migratory workers rise up "in dubious battle" against the landowners. The group takes on a life of its own-stronger than its individual members and more frightening. Led by the doomed Jim Nolan, the strike is founded on his tragic idealism-on the "courage never to submit or yield." Published in 1936, In Dubious Battle is considered the first major work of Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Steinbeck.

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Rated R for some violence and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)
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None of the elements of the story concerning "corrupt" labor organizers - sawing the ladder so that an old worker would fall, sacrificing Joy's and Mac's life - exist in the original Steinbeck novel. Steinbeck, who witnessed strikes and met many labor organizers in the 1930's depicted these characters as idealists, but in the film adaptation they are presented much less sympathetically, as manipulating and ruthless people. See more »

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Scene where Mac brushes his teeth, he's using a 21st century white plastic toothbrush with accordion bend. See more »

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Stepping In, Stepping Out
Written and Performed by Timo Elliston
Published by 16W18 Music (BMI)
By Arrangement with BANG NY
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Nice Movie with a great cast
25 February 2017 | by See all my reviews

James Franco really did a great job by asking Selena to do the role her giving birth scene was really realistic and i felt her pain its like she already experience it wow . like i said the cast was great with talented people and very creative editing and the production is good too . i heard that James called Selena a secret weapon in an interview . So I'm still surprised by that acting its really nice to see young actresses and actors giving all they got to make the movie worth the watch . I'm just here to say that Selena Gomez deserve an Oscar for that scene .


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