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The Public (2019)


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Published: Universal City, CA : Universal, [2019]
Description:  1 videodisc (ca. 120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN/ISSN: 9786317864108,
Language:  English

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Wide screen (2.40:1)

Emilio Estevez, Jena Malone, Taylor Schilling, Christian Slater, Alec Baldwin, Michael Kenneth Williams, Gabrielle Union, Jeffrey Wright, Richard T. Jones, Susanna Thompson, Jacob Vargas, Ki Hong Lee, Spencer Garrett

An act of civil disobedience turns into a standoff with police when homeless people in Cincinnati take over the public library to seek shelter from the bitter cold

MPAA rating: PG-13

DVD; widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; English Dolby digital 5.1 surround

English audio ; Spanish subtitles ; subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.

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Library users -- Drama
Homeless persons -- Drama
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Cincinnati (Ohio)
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Feature films.
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Additional Credits:
Estevez, Emilio, 1962- film director, actor
Malone, Jena, 1984- actor
Schilling, Taylor, 1984- actor
Slater, Christian, actor
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm),

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Worth watching - entertaining

I loved this movie. I check out dozens of videos and seldom watch more than 10 minutes of one. This one kept my interest. Lots of good storylines, well-developed characters, humor, and a message that makes you think but does not overshadow the plot. The story takes place in a public library where homeless people spend lots of time. They decide to stay in the library one night rather than brave the frigid outdoor temperatures. Several people, including a politician, police officer, and journalist, use the event for their own personal gain, and it's very interesting to see how their efforts turn out. Lots of laughs, and a very moving ending.
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