Patty Hearst

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Patty Hearst ★½ 1988 (R)

Less than fascinating, expressionistic portrait of Hearst from her kidnapping through her brainwashing and eventual criminal participation with the SLA. An enigmatic film that seems to only make Hearst's transformation into a Marxist terrorist all the more mysterious. Based on Hearst's book, “Every Secret Thing.” 108m/C VHS . Natasha Richardson, William Forsythe, Ving Rhames, Frances Fisher, Jodi Long, Dana Delany; D: Paul Schrader; W: Nicholas Kazan; C: Bojan Bazelli.