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The documentary film "The U.S. vs. John Lennon" delves into the life of former Beatle John Lennon throughout the 1970's as he led a movement pleading for peace in the world, while the United States government launched a crusade against him to have him deported and put a stop to his anti-war demonstrations. Lennon was by far the most outspoken and political member of the Beatles, and knowing this the film tells the story of how he and wife Yoko Ono worked to organize and support a youth movement against the Vietnam War in the late 1960's and early 1970's. As we see the passion that Lennon and Ono had for their cause and the passion that they aroused in others in a plea for world peace, we also gain entry into the story of how the American government tried to silence Lennon. The government viewed Lennon as a dangerous activist, despite his policy of protesting only in peace. Knowing that Lennon was a native of England and not a citizen of the United States, the government made great efforts, many of which were illegal, to have Lennon departed, in hopes of silencing him and his cause. The film shows Lennon fighting for his right to stay in the country and refusing to stop preaching his opinion to his fans and followers, as the government attempts to bring about fake charges against Lennon in order to deport him.

The story of Lennon's fight to stay in the United States is fascinating and the film goes into great detail about what really went on, featuring interviews with Lennon, Ono, Noam Chomsky, G. Gordon Liddy, George McGovern, Geraldo Rivera, Gore Vidal, and many others who were close to Lennon and had insight into the battle between Lennon and the government that went on for years. The movie also features a beautiful and touching soundtrack, with many of Lennon's song that accompany his inspiring story.

The U.S. vs. John Lennon is an Documentary movie that was released in 2006 and has a run time of 1 hr 39 min. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.4 and a MetaScore of 64.

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PG-13
| 2006 | 1 hr 39 min | 7.4/10 | 64/100
Cast
John Lennon, Stew Albert, Tariq Ali, Carl Bernstein
Director
David Leaf,John Scheinfeld
Produced By
David Leaf, John Scheinfeld
Language
English
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