An Enemy of the People

An Enemy of the People

Steve McQueen
Director: George Schaefer Cast: Steve McQueen
Steve McQueen
, Charles Durning
Charles Durning
, Bibi Andersson
Bibi Andersson
George Schaefer


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Steve McQueen served as both star and executive producer for this film version of the drama by Henrik Ibsen, which was adapted by Arthur Miller. When Dr. Thomas Stockmann (McQueen) discovers that a tannery has dangerously polluted a hot spring in his community, he feels that it is his duty to share this information with the people. However, a number of prominent citizens (including Stockmann) intended to use the hot springs as the centerpiece of a health spa, and Tom's brother Peter (Charles Durning), the town's mayor, contends that a clean-up of the spring would be impractical, expensive, and would scare off potential customers. Stockmann is still eager to share his story with the community, but the town council is determined to silence him, and in time they turn public opinion against him. The outcry against Stockmann's activism eventually ruins his medical practice and drives a wedge between Stockmann and his wife Catherine (Bibi Andersson). While An Enemy of the People became a pet project for McQueen, it received indifferent reviews and poor distribution, opening in only a few scattered American cities several years after it was completed.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/23/2009
UPC: 0883316125502
Original Release: 1978
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:46:00
Sales rank: 24,274

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Steve McQueen Dr. Thomas Stockmann
Charles Durning Peter Stockmann
Bibi Andersson Catherine Stockmann
Eric Christmas Morten Kin
Michael Cristofer Hovstad
Richard Dysart Aslaksen
Michael Higgins Billing
Richard Bradford Capt. Forster
Ham Larsen Morten Stockmann
John Levin Ejlif Stockmann
Robin Pearson Rose Petra Stockmann
Russ Marin Actor
Walter Stroud Actor
Seamon Glass Actor
John Voldstad Actor
Kenneth White Actor
Michael Greene Actor
Kay Kuter Actor
Joseph Medalis Actor
Jim Begg Actor
Lillian Adams Actor
Jack Carol Actor
Darel Glaser Actor
Harry Frazier Actor

Technical Credits
George Schaefer Director,Producer
Alexander Jacobs Screenwriter
Sheldon Kahn Editor
Michael J. Kohut Sound/Sound Designer
Paul Lohmann Cinematographer
Eugène Lourié Production Designer
Steve McQueen Executive Producer
Arthur Miller Screenwriter
Anthony Mondello Set Decoration/Design
Leonard Rosenman Score Composer
Noel Taylor Costumes/Costume Designer

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