The Anarchist Cookbook

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Overview

A so-called anarchist gets an unexpected crash-course in living on the edge in this independent comedy drama. Puck Devon Gummersall is a college dropout and self-styled political radical who lives with a handful of friends in an anarchist commune near Plano, TX. Puck's roommates and fellow semi-revolutionaries include aging hippie Johnny Red John Savage, man-crazy feminist Karla Gina Philips, DJ and ladies' man Sweeney Johnny Whitworth, and cheerful mischief maker Double Dee Steve Van Wormer. While Puck and his ...
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Overview

A so-called anarchist gets an unexpected crash-course in living on the edge in this independent comedy drama. Puck Devon Gummersall is a college dropout and self-styled political radical who lives with a handful of friends in an anarchist commune near Plano, TX. Puck's roommates and fellow semi-revolutionaries include aging hippie Johnny Red John Savage, man-crazy feminist Karla Gina Philips, DJ and ladies' man Sweeney Johnny Whitworth, and cheerful mischief maker Double Dee Steve Van Wormer. While Puck and his pals enjoy engaging in occasional acts of creative vandalism, their sense of anarchy is more a matter of personal choice than a genuine threat against the larger standing order. That begins to change when the mysterious Johnny Black Dylan Bruno ingratiates himself into the commune. Johnny Black's political agenda is significantly more aggressive than that of Puck and his friends, and his willingness to use violence to achieve his ends disturbs Puck, as Black not only takes control of the group, but adds guns, explosives, and sabotage to their formula. Puck also finds himself torn between his commitment to his ideals and his infatuation with Jody Katherine Towne, whose sexual appetites run counter to her public reputation as a Christian and Young Republican organizer. Taking its title from William Powell's infamous book of the same name which the author has since come to repudiate, The Anarchist Cookbook was the first feature film from writer and director Jordan Susman.
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Special Features

Director's commentary; Filmographies
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/6/2010
  • UPC: 814838010311
  • Original Release: 2002
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  • Source: Screen Media
  • Presentation: Reissue
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:41:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 66,553

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Devon Gummersall Puck
Dylan Bruno Johnny Black
Gina Philips Karla
John Savage Johnny Red
Sabine Singh Gin
Katharine Towne Jody
Steve Van Wormer Double D
Johnny Whitworth Sweeney
Richard Black Milo
Darryl Cox Mr. Gold
Justin Howard Davy Crockett
Scarlett McAlister Caroline
Cliff Stephens Officer Roger
Todd Terry Judge William Haversford
Dylan Burno
Technical Credits
Jordan Susman Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Alan Edward Bell Editor
Robert Latham Brown Producer
Brown Cooper Cinematographer
Billy Gottlieb Musical Direction/Supervision
Brown Amy Greenspun Producer
Jeff Knipp Production Designer
Josh Kramon Score Composer
Rob Nokes Sound/Sound Designer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Anarchist Cookbook
1. Way Of Life [9:24]
2. Open & Free [10:41]
3. Available Never [10:13]
4. Crashing Out [10:15]
5. Where Do Babies Come From? [9:41]
6. Home Alone [8:27]
7. Sentencing [12:07]
8. Back In [9:48]
9. Basic Training [18:02]
10. Ending Credits [4:01]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- The Anarchist Cookbook
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   Filmographies
      Devon Gumersall
      Dylan Bruno
      Gina Phillips
      Katherine Towne
      John Savage
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Directors Commentary: On/Off
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Government approved propaganda

    This movie is an incredible misrepresentation of anarchists and their ideals. Just like the book from which this movie got it's name, it works to further the Anarchist movement like the Pope works to forward the goals of the Satanic Army. It's much like SLC punk, only even more opposed to real anarchism. The concept of anarchists cooperating with the right-wing/neo-nazis could not be further from the truth. Jews were leading figures in the anarchist movement around the turn of the centuary, Rudolf Rocker (a major anarchist thinker) has been called the Anarchist Rabbi. Furthermore, the first integrated military regiment in American history was a volunteer regiment in Anarchist/Socialist Spain. Finally, as an anarchist, I'm a 4.0 student who has recentally graduated with my AS degree. Anarchists as disorganized dropouts is the classic misrepresentation used by the right wing... who tend to forget that professors like Noam Chomsky, arguably one of the brightest minds in history, is a self-proclaimed anarchist. Read the infoshop blog on it and maybe you'll get an idea of what's really going on.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    best movie

    I really think this is the best movie ever for any anarchist and also for everyone else

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    Posted October 2, 2010

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