THE ORDEAL OF PATTY HEARST (TV movie)

3/4/1979. Sunday, 8 pm. 3 hours.
ABC. Rated 16th.
aka: "Get Patty Hearst."
Docudrama.
Code: OPH 3/1979

PLOT

Version of Patty Hearst's kidnapping and involvement with the SLA, based on recollections of the FBI agent in charge of the investigation.

CREDITS

Writer: Adrian Spies.
Director: Paul Wendkos.

CAST

Lisa Eilbacher as Patty Hearst
Dennis Weaver as Charles Bates
Felton Perry as Cinque
Jonathan Banks as Pato. Listed 8th of 60.
Rosanna Arquette as Becky
Gary Graham as Young Editor
Robert Englund as Informer

COMMENTS

All information from print sources, not seen.

Not released on video. Do not confuse with "Patty Hearst" (1988) starring Natasha Richardson.

CRITICS

"Skewed... somewhat awkward reconstruction... several well-executed scenes." John J. O’Connor, New York Times, 3/2/1979, sec.C, p.24.

"Taut, fascinating... Even without the deep, probing insights one might wish for, it’s still valid as a very watchable, skillful drama... striking... well made." Howard Rosenberg, Los Angeles Times, 3/4/1979, Calendar p.95.

WORKED WITH

Lisa Eilbacher (SSS 12/1982; BHC 12/1984)
Felton Perry (DB 1/1997)