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  • Comedy
  • Documentary and factual
  • 1972
  • Francine Parker
  • 96 mins
  • X

Summary

Available for the first time since it mysteriously disappeared in 1972 after only one week in theaters, this raucous film is a riveting slice of the Vietnam anti-war movement.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

The makers of this documentary claimed the title stood for "Free the Army" or even, bearing in mind the project's collaborative nature, "Free Theatre Associates". But few doubted what the "F" signified, in light of Jane Fonda's well-publicised stance against the Vietnam War. She insisted that the shows were staged as a feminist response to the girlie entertainment being offered to the troops by the likes of Bob Hope, but the army saw only anti-war propaganda and kept the troupe off its bases. Seen now, the many songs and sketches recorded by Francine Parker are committed, but lacking in bite.

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Credits

Cast

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Jane FondaJane Fonda
Donald SutherlandDonald Sutherland
Pamela DoneganPamela Donegan
Len ChandlerLen Chandler
Rita MartinsonRita Martinson
Holly NearHolly Near

Crew

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DirectorFrancine Parker

Details

Languages
English
Formats
Colour
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