The Company You Keep

Synopsis: After years in hiding, ex-Weather Underground militant, Nick Sloan aka Jim Grant, learns about his old compatriot's arrest for a bank robbery turned deadly in the 1970s, which he is wanted for as an accomplice. This puts the ambitious young local reporter, Ben Shepard, on the scent of a story that exposes Nick as well. As such, Nick goes on the run while taking his daughter to safety. With that accomplished, Nick stays one step ahead of the FBI while pursuing a faint hope to clear his name. Meanwhile, Shepard digs deeper into the case himself as he discovers the true complexities of another times' determined ideals even as Nick faces their consequences with another.
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Robert Redford
Production: Sony Pictures Classics
  2 wins & 1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
6.4
Metacritic:
57
Rotten Tomatoes:
54%
R
Year:
2012
125 min
$5,132,442
Website
81 Views

A Federal Grand Jury in Detroit today charged the

thirteen top leaders of 'the Weathermen'

with plotting to bomb public buildings

in Chicago, Detroit, New York,

and Berkeley, California.

'The Weathermen' are the militant faction of

the Students for a Democratic Society,

only one of the thirteen is now in custody.

Never before has this nation fought a war which

so many Americans opposed

for so many different reasons.

Never has this dissent been

as emotional, as intense,

as is the dissent against

the war in Vietnam.

The bomb went off in the State Department

and did a lot of damage

another was detonated in Oakland.

Three suspects remain at large

after a security guard was shot and killed

during a robbery at

the Bank of Michigan.

The FBI has released the names

Mimi Lurie, Nicholas Sloan,

and Sharon Solarz;

all members of the radical anti-war group,

'The Weather Underground'.

Come on you guys, let's go.

- Bye Mom.

- Don't forget I have practice after school.

What are you still practicing for?

You already got into college.

- ...take out.

- Thank you sir, have a good one!

- Hey!

- Hey.

- That's $25.74, do you want that warmed up?

- No, Thanks

- Don't move! Hands in the air!

- Don't move, Federal agents!

Get on the car!

Hands behind your back!

Sharon Solarz, you are under arrest for

the murder of Hugh Kroessna,

You have the right to remain silent,

if you give up that right, anything you say

can and will be used against

you in a court of law.

You have the right to an attorney,

if you cannot afford one,

one will be provided for you.

Do you understand these rights?

Sharon Elizabeth Solarz,

one of the longest-standing fugitives

on the FBI's most wanted list

was arrested yesterday, just

outside Heatherton, New York.

30 years after the notorious Bank of Michigan robbery

that claimed the life of a guard.

- Good morning, Jess.

You're late.

Well, if I'm not here

they can't fire me, right?

You look beautiful!

- Thanks

Oh... look at that.

National story, right in our own

backyard, and where were we?

Hold on. Crime was Yukanowitz's, you fired him.

- Yeah, and I passed it on to you.

Along with the courts and the State house

and like 55 other things, I mean...

This... is news, Ben.

This!

We're a goddamn newspaper!

Remember?

So why don't you go out and write a nice little story

that informs our readers, while we still have a few?

I'm sorry, okay?

It's that bad, huh?

Do you still have your friend in the FBI field office?

In theory, although I'm not sure she

ever wants to speak to me again.

Y' keep telling me you're a good reporter, right?

- Right.

Prove it.

These were major radicals, Ben,

who know how to hide.

So how does the FBI

find her after 30 years? Hmm?

So, let me s... the State wants to sieze

private property in transfer, right?

Y... Yes, I know what 'imminent domain' is.

I will if I have to.

Court of Appeals exist for a reason.

Izzy!

- Yeah.

- You'd better be getting ready.

Aha...

And you're saying that satisfies public use?

Really?

Izzy! You ready?

Yeah.

Come on, we're gonna be late.

We're not gonna be late.

- You wanna bet?

My client bought it from his dad,

who bought it from his dad,

and hopes one day to

sell it to his son.

It's a great family, I'm sure

the jury would enjoy meeting them.

Okay.

Right on time!

- All set?

- Yup.

You got your lunch?

No...

So, what's last, math?

- No, I've got volleyball practice...

Oh, okay. I'll pick you up after practice.

- Okay.

Hey, what's your hurry?

Haven't you forgotten something?

- Billy.

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Lem Dobbs

Lem Dobbs (born Anton Lemuel Kitaj; 24 December 1959) is a British-American screenwriter, best known for the films Dark City (1998) and The Limey (1999). He was born in Oxford, England, and is the son of the painter, R.B. Kitaj. The nom de plume "Dobbs" was taken from the character played by Humphrey Bogart in The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948). more…

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