The U.S. vs. John Lennon


1h 39m 2006

Brief Synopsis

Before Iraq, before the Bush Administration, before the Dixie Chicks, Bruce Springsteen, and Pearl Jam there was John Lennon, the celebrated musical artist who used his fame and his fortune to protest the Vietnam War and advocate for world peace. 1966-1976 was one of the most fractious periods of Am

Film Details

Also Known As
U.S. vs John Lennon, The, U.S. vs. John Lennon
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Distribution Company
Lionsgate

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 39m

Synopsis

Before Iraq, before the Bush Administration, before the Dixie Chicks, Bruce Springsteen, and Pearl Jam there was John Lennon, the celebrated musical artist who used his fame and his fortune to protest the Vietnam War and advocate for world peace. 1966-1976 was one of the most fractious periods of American history, dominated by the Vietnam War; the rise of antiwar, civil rights, New Left and other political movements challenging the status quo; the Nixon presidency; revelations of government deception, surveillance and harassment; and Watergate. A large and diverse array of the era's notable figures, men and women, bear immediate and authoritative witness to specific events as well as to the prevailing climate. Among them: African-American political activists Angela Davis and Bobby Seale; journalists Carl Bernstein and Walter Cronkite; Nixon Administration officials G. Gordon Liddy and John Dean; Vietnam veteran and antiwar activist Ron Kovic; the eminent American historian/novelist Gore Vidal; former New York Governor Mario Cuomo; and three-term Senator and Democratic Presidential candidate George McGovern. Tracing Lennon's metamorphosis from lovable "Moptop" to anti-war activist to inspirational icon, the true story of how and why the U.S. government tried to silence him is revealed.

Crew

Brad Abramson

Executive Producer

Loretta Antonell

Digital Effects Artist

Robert Bader

Researcher

Lisa Baro

Sound Editor

Erek Barsczewski

Researcher

The Beatles

Song Performer

Kevin Beggs

Executive Producer

Tom Bergin

Sound

Jan Bridge

Researcher

Bryan Carmouche

Makeup

Terry Castagnola

Supervising Producer

Terri Dipaolo

Music

Russell Edwards

Sound

Jeanne Fay

Music

Kathryn Miles Fenton

Makeup

Jonathan Flom

Executive Producer

Geoff Gans

Researcher

Matt Gruber

Rerecording

Michael Hirschorn

Executive Producer

Tricia Holloway

Music

Debra Holtsclaw

Other

Aaron Kent

Visual Effects Designer

Chris Knell

Sound

Eric Kulberg

Film Clip Clearance

Karen Lapidus

Researcher

Lauren Lazin

Executive Producer

David Leaf

Producer

David Leaf

Screenplay

John Lennon

Song

John Lennon

Song Performer

Regan Letourneau

Production Assistant

Steve Ligerman

Producer

May Lugemwa

Production Assistant

May Lugemwa

Photography

Peter S Lynch

Post-Production Supervisor

Peter S Lynch

Coproducer

Peter S Lynch

Editor

Stephanie Masarsky-sloves

Visual Effects

James Mathers

Director Of Photography

Noah Mathers

Sound

Paul Mccartney

Song

Jim Mcdonnell

Film Clip Clearance

Kim Mendoza

Other

Richard Mendoza

Other

Nicolas Meyer

Executive Producer

John Nash

On-Line Editor

Erik Nelson

Executive Producer

Yoko Ono

Song

Yoko Ono

Song Performer

Tom Ortenberg

Executive Producer

John Paige

Film Clip Clearance

Marcus Pardo

Sound Mixer

Polly Pettit

Researcher

John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band

Song Performer

Matthew Pleydell-bouverie

Researcher

Matthew Pleydell-bouverie

Production Assistant

Michelle Pullman

Assistant

David H Rogers

Visual Effects Designer

Kathryn Rosenberg

Production Assistant

Steven Rothenberg

Executive Producer

Fred Salkind

Visual Effects Designer

John Scheinfeld

Screenplay

John Scheinfeld

Producer

Phil Spector

Song

Sandra Stern

Executive Producer

Rob Stevens

Music

David Stryker

Research And Content Consultant

Orlando Stuart

Camera

Anna Toonk

Visual Effects Designer

Jon Van Wye

Digital Effects Artist

Jon Wiener

Consultant

Jennifer Wobito

Makeup

Arlene Colbert Wszalek

Producer

Steve Yeung

Visual Effects Designer

Film Details

Also Known As
U.S. vs John Lennon, The, U.S. vs. John Lennon
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Distribution Company
Lionsgate

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 39m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall September 15, 2006

Released in United States on Video February 13, 2007

Released in United States 2006

Released in United States September 2006

Shown at London Film Festival (Film on the Square) October 18-November 2, 2006.

Shown at Venice International Film Festival (Horizons) August 30-September 9, 2006.

Yoko Ono agreed to cooperate and support the production of the project.

Lions Gate plans to release the film in conjunction with the 30th anniversary of John Lennon being granted "Permanent Residency" in the United States.

Released in United States Fall September 15, 2006 (NY, LA)

Released in United States on Video February 13, 2007

Released in United States 2006 (Shown at London Film Festival (Film on the Square) October 18-November 2, 2006.)

Released in United States 2006 (Shown at Venice International Film Festival (Horizons) August 30-September 9, 2006.)

Released in United States September 2006 (Shown at Telluride Film Festival September 1-4, 2006.)