Overview

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. George Schaefer

    Director

  2. Alexander Jacobs

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  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

    Hovstad

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An Enemy of the People

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Status Released

Release Information

  • March 17, 1978
    G
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    All ages admitted. There is no content that would be objectionable to most parents. This is one of only two ratings dating back to 1968 that still exists today.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 30m

Budget -

Revenue -

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