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Reds

Sunday 14 November 2004, by ps

• Starring: Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, See more

• Director: Warren Beatty

Cast List

Warren Beatty ... John Reed

Diane Keaton ... Louise Bryant

Edward Herrmann ... Max Eastman

Jerzy Kosinski ... Grigory Zinoviev

Jack Nicholson ... Eugene O’Neill

Paul Sorvino ... Louis Fraina

Maureen Stapleton ... Emma Goldman

Nicolas Coster ... Paul Trullinger

M. Emmet Walsh ... Speaker - Liberal Club

Ian Wolfe ... Mr. Partlow

Bessie Love ... Mrs. Partlow

MacIntyre Dixon ... Carl Walters

Pat Starr ... Helen Walters

Eleanor D. Wilson ... Mrs. Reed

Max Wright ... Floyd Dell

George Plimpton ... Horace Whigham

Harry Ditson ... Maurice Becker

Leigh Curran ... Ida Rauh

Kathryn Grody ... Crystal Eastman

Brenda Currin ... Marjorie Jones

Nancy Duiguid ... Jane Heap

Norman Chancer ... Barney

Dolph Sweet ... Big Bill Haywood

Ramon Bieri ... Police Chief

Jack O’Leary ... Pinkerton Guard

Gene Hackman ... Pete Van Wherry

Gerald Hiken ... Dr. Lorber

William Daniels ... Julius Gerber

Dave King ... Allan Benson

Joseph Buloff ... Joe Volski

Stefan Gryff ... Alex Gomberg

Denis Pekarev ... Interpreter in Factory

Roger Sloman ... V.I. Lenin

Stuart Richman ... L. Trotsky

Oleg Kerensky ... A. Kerensky/Witness

Nikko Seppala ... Young Bolshevik Soldier

John J. Hooker ... Senator Overman

Shane Rimmer ... MacAlpine

Jerry Hardin ... Harry

Jack Kehoe ... Eddie

Christopher Malcolm ... C.L.P. Party Member

Tony Sibbald ... C.L.P. Party Member

R.G. Armstrong ... Government Agent

Josef Sommer ... State Department Official

Jan Triska ... Karl Radek

Åke Lindman ... Scandinavian Escort

Pertti Weckström ... Finnish Doctor

Nina Macarova ... Russian Nurse

Jose De Fillippo ... Russian Doctor

Andreas La Casa ... Little Boy

Roger Baldwin ... Witness

Henry Miller ... Witness

Adela Rogers St. Johns ... Witness

Dora Russell ... Witness

Scott Nearing ... Witness

Tess Davis ... Witness

Heaton Vorse ... Witness

Hamilton Fish ... Witness

Isaac Don Levine ... Witness

Rebecca West ... Witness

Will Durant ... Witness

Will Weinstone ... Witness

Emmanuel Herbert ... Witness

Arne Swabeck ... Witness

Adele Gutman Nathan ... Witness

George Seldes ... Witness

Kenneth Chamberlain ... Witness

Blanche Hays Fagen ... Witness

Galina von Meck ... Witness

Art Shields ... Witness

Andrew Dasburg ... Witness

Hugo Gellert ... Witness

Dorothy Frooks ... Witness

George Jessel ... Witness

Jacob Bailin ... Witness

John Ballato ... Witness

Lucita Williams ... Witness

Bernadine Szold-Fritz ... Witness

Jessica Smith ... Witness

Harry Carlisle ... Witness

Arthur Meyer ... Witness

Anthony Forrest ... Harry Reed

John Herman Shaner ... Socialist Prisoner

Dwayne Brenna ... Extra

US 1981

(196 mins.)

Format: Color, Closed-captioned, HiFi Sound, NTSC

Genre: Drama (more)

Tagline: Not since Gone With The Wind has there been a great romantic epic like it!

Plot Outline: A radical American journalist becomes involved with the Communist revolution in Russia and hopes to bring its spirit and idealism to the United States

Warren Beatty’s sweeping epic on the last years of journalist John Reed’s life (1887-1920) is a passionate love story set against the background of bohemian living and revolutionary fervor. Reed’s fame rests largely on his classic work of committed journalism, "Ten Days That Shook The World," a first-hand account of the early days of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, but the film is as much about the position of left-wing radicals in the United States at that time as about the Russian revolution. Incorporating interviews with Reed’s real-life contemporaries (Rebecca West, Henry Miller, George Seldes, Will Durant and others) as punctuation, REDS explores the internal dynamics of the socialist struggle in America with inspired performances by Beatty as Reed, Diane Keaton as journalist Louise Bryant, Reed’s independent-minded lover (both of them Portlanders before moving to New York), Jack Nicholson as playwright Eugene O’Neill, novelist Jerzy Kosinski as Soviet leader Zonovie and Maureen Stapleton as anarchist Emma Goldman.