by Robert Stone
2004, 89 min., DVD
The award-winning and internationally acclaimed film, GUERRILLA: THE TAKING OF PATTY HEARST is a gripping, unparalleled account of the most sensational kidnapping in American history.
On February 4, 1974, college student Patty Hearst (the granddaughter of publishing tycoon William Randolph Hearst) was boldly snatched from her apartment by a flamboyant terrorist group called the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA). Determined to foment a violent political uprising among America's working class, the SLA extorted the Hearst family into donating millions of dollars in food to the poor, but events soon took a scandalously strange turn. Two months after her kidnapping - as the media camped out in swarms on the Hearst lawn - Patty shocked the nation by changing her name to Tania, and then with assault rifle in hand joined her captors in robbing a bank.
Utilizing rare and never-before-seen archive footage, audio recordings, and exclusive interviews with former SLA members, renowned director Robert Stone presents an eye-opening chronicle of this bizarre affair, which marked America's first direct encounter with modern media-driven political terrorism.
Commentary with Director Robert Stone; Audio Exclusive: The Patty Hearst Tapes; Exclusive Footage: Hibernia Bank Robbery; Deleted Scenes: Sacramento Courthouse; Theatrical Trailer; Filmmaker Biography; Photo Gallery; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround; 16:9 Widescreen Format; Interactive Menus; Scene Selection