Because Hoffman's final return to a lawful existence really kicked off the tragic last chapter in his life. He was a free man at last. But troubles kept coming: there was the failure of his next book, his heroic battle against his darkening depression, the last separation from Anita, and the descent toward suicide during Ronald Reagan's second term when another media generation began to ignore Hoffman. Tragedies tell the hidden truths of character. Steal This Movie throws in a lot of detail but withholds the real secrets of Abbie Hoffman. His life was no fairy tale. Why should it be filmed to end like one?
steal this movie was directed and produced by robert greenwald; written by bruce graham; and stars Vincent D'Onofrio, Janeane Garofalo and Jeanne Tripplehorn. Now playing at Edwards town center, costa mesa.