Conspiracy: The Trial of the Chicago 8

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Conspiracy:The Trial of the Chicago Eight
Directed by Jeremy Kagan
Produced by Jeremy Kagan
Max A. Keller
Micheline Keller
Written by Jeremy Kagan
Cinematography Frederick Elmes
Edited by Lynne Southerland
Distributed by HBO
Release date
  • May 16, 1987 (1987-05-16)
Running time
118 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Conspiracy: The Trial of the Chicago Eight is a 1987 HBO original trial drama film made for television. The film tells the story of the 1969 trial of the Chicago Eight (later known as the Chicago Seven).[1]



The docudrama was based on the court transcript as the primary source for the script. All eight of the original defendants, along with defense attorneys William Kunstler and Leonard Weinglass, participated in the project and provided commentary throughout the film. It was awarded the 1988 CableACE Award for Best Dramatic Special.[2]


  1. ^ "Conspiracy: The Trial of the Chicago Eight".
  2. ^ Siebert, Perry. "Conspiracy: The Trial of the Chicago 8". Allmovie. Retrieved January 24, 2011.

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