Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story (1986)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature]  |   Release Date - May 19, 1986 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Based on a true story, the made-for-television Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story is the tale of a Washington, DC-based Vietnam veteran (Martin Sheen) who fights for America's homeless by staging hunger strikes and battling with various government agencies, eventually winning the attention of several city officials.

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against-the-system, bureaucracy, government, homelessness, one-against-odds, protester, veteran [military]