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An Enemy of the People (1978)

G 03/17/1978 (US) Drama 1h 47m

The tragedy of a an honest man destroyed by a town's greed.


A small forest town is trying to promote itself as a place for tourists to come enjoy the therapeutic hot springs and unspoiled nature. Dr. Stockmann, however, makes the inconvenient discovery that the nature around the village is not so unspoiled. In fact, the runoff from the local tanning mill has contaminated the water to a dangerous degree. The town fathers argue that cleaning up the mess would be far too expensive and the publicity would destroy the town's reputation, so therefore news of the pollution should be suppressed. Dr. Stockmann decides to fight to get the word out to the people, but receives as very mixed reaction.

  1. Henrik Ibsen


  2. George Schaefer


  3. Alexander Jacobs


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  1. Steve McQueen

    Steve McQueen

    Dr. Thomas Stockmann

  2. Charles Durning

    Charles Durning

    Peter Stockmann

  3. Bibi Andersson

    Bibi Andersson

    Catherine Stockmann

  4. Eric Christmas

    Eric Christmas

    Morten Kiil

  5. Michael Cristofer

    Michael Cristofer


  6. Richard Dysart

    Richard Dysart


  7. Michael Higgins


  8. Richard Bradford

    Richard Bradford

    Captain Forster

  9. Ham Larsen

    Morten Stockmann

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An Enemy of the People
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Original Language English

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