Watch Featured Movies

American Dream: Chronicles the six-month strike at Hormel in Austin, Minnesota, in 1985-86. The local union, P-9 of the Food and Commercial Workers, overwhelmingly rejects a contract offer with a $2/hour wage cut. They strike and hire a New York consultant to manage a national media campaign against Hormel. Despite support from P-9's rank and file, FCWU's international disagrees with the strategy. In addition to union-company tension, there's union-union in-fighting. Hormel holds firm; scabs, replacement workers, brothers on opposite sides, a union coup d'état, and a new contract materialize. The film asks, was it worth it, or was the strike a long-term disaster for organized labor?

  • Currently 2.95/5
(40 votes)
Released: October 06, 1990
Runtime: 98 mins
Genres: Documentary
Countries: UK USA
Actors: Jesse Jackson Mike Kinney

American Dream Links

Version 1 14565 views
  • Currently 5.00/5
(1 votes)
Version 2 966 views
  • Currently 5.00/5
(1 votes)
Version 3 6489 views
  • Currently 5.00/5
(1 votes)
= Low Quality = Medium Quality = High Quality How do I watch these?

Similar to American Dream

American Dream Tags

American Dream Comments

Posted by beingpaul 2 years, 6 months ago
100% Useful

I had been meaning to watch this for a while. The documentary chronicles the events and the atmosphere of the P-9 hormel labour movement in a very real and authentic way. Hindsight is 20/20 so it is very easy to criticise the strategy used, despite acknowledging how powerful a campaign it would have seemed to those involved. There really seemed like there was no long term strategic view, they wanted what they wanted and when presented with a realisation that this wasn't going to be met appropriate concessions were not made. Not the greatest documentary I have ever watched but it did win the Oscar so I would recommend it.

Post a Comment

Please login to make a comment

American Dream Reviews

Join the site, its free!

Remember Me
Forgot Login | Sign Up

I can't watch movies! Help!

LetMeWatchThis Guide

Site Updates and News

Support the Site

Latest Comments

The Big Bang Theory

knightslayer57 : Another great episode. The last line was so funny.

The Vampire Diaries

Cynaminjay : OMG did that really just happen?!? Jaw dropper or what:/


manditoe : Good Episode But David Is a Big Idiot! I can't stand him all ready my Goodness i ...

Lorraine Pascale How To Be A Better Cook

SizzyLove : This was a Brilliant cooking show. And enjoyable too.

The Adventurer The Curse of the Midas Box

swans2525 : this movie was verry good the acting and action was more then good.i,m not dissa ...

The X Factor Australia

alias6969 : Now they can fire Ronan. She won't go further than Australia that's for sure. An ...

The Outlaw Josey Wales

TaureDawn : I am NOT a big fan of Western films but this IS A GREAT FILM! 9/10


savatage : thanks up-loaders, you guys are so quick!


Hobro : Great movie! had a few laughs and the story kept me interested through the whol ...

Game of Thrones

MovieGodx : Poor dwarf, hahaha. Still so awesome how quick they were to react. LOVE THIS SHO ...

More Comments

Free Movie Newsletter

Tell Us Stuff

Support the Site