IN THE KING OF PRUSSIA

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IN THE KING OF PRUSSIA

Emile de Antonio
USA, 1982
92min, OF

IN THE KING OF PRUSSIA

Emile de Antonio
USA, 1982
, 92min, OF

Cast: 
Martin Sheen
Richter Samuel W. Salus
John Randolph Jones
Moravec
Richard Sisk
Baumann
Philip Berrigan
Dean Hammer
Carl Kabat
Elmer Maas
Anne Montgomery
Molly Rush
John Schechardt
Screenplay: 
Emile de Antonio
Sound: 
Jack Malkan
Secret Sound
Camera: 
Judy Irola
Julian Abbio
Editor: 
Mark Pines
Peter Karp
Composer: 
Jackson Browne
Decoration: 
Richard Hoover

Production: 
Emile de Antonio
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Eight men and women, a group of Catholic activists led by the two Jesuits Reverends Daniel Berrigan and his brother Philip, broke into the Re-Entry Division of the General Electric Space Technology Centre in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, on September 9, 1980, damaged several nuclear missile nose cones and poured blood on secret documents. A few months later «The Plowshares Eight» (named after the biblical forging of ploughshares out of swords) appeared in court in Norristown. They were charged with a variety of crimes, including burglary, trespassing and simple assault. In the King of Prussia is partly a reconstruction of the trial which Emile de Antonio bases on the court transcript, and partly an account of the scandalous circumstances surrounding it. The defendants played themselves while the others, including Judge Samuel W. Salus, were played by actors.