Conspiracy: The Trial of the Chicago 8

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Conspiracy: The Trial of the Chicago Eight
Written byJeremy Kagan
Directed byJeremy Kagan
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Ron Sossi
Charles Hairston (co-executive producer)
Producer(s)Jeremy Kagan
Max A. Keller
Micheline Keller
CinematographyFrederick Elmes
Editor(s)Michael Jablow
Running time118 minutes
Production company(s)HBO Showcase
Original networkHBO
Picture formatColor
Audio formatMono
Original release
  • May 16, 1987 (1987-05-16)

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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