The Park Is Mine (1986)

Yaphet Kotto in The Park Is Mine
Yaphet Kotto as Lieutenant Eubanks

 

The Park Is Mine, is a 1986 made-for-TV movie directed by Steven Hilliard Stern, starring Tommy Lee Jones as a Vietnam War veteran. Mitch (Jones) takes control of Central Park in New York City, in what some would call an act of domestic terrorism and what others might call anti-establishment, to honor those who died and served in the Vietnam War and draw attention to veterans’ issues. The film is based on the 1981 novel of the same name (ISBN 978-0385159531) by Stephen Peters.

A vietnam vet (Tommy Lee Jones) takes forceful control of Central Park to remember those who served and died in the Vietnam War.

Cast:

Yaphet Kotto                       …        Eubanks

Tommy Lee Jones               …        Mitch

Helen Shaver                       …        Valery

Lawrence Dane                   …        Commissioner Keller

Peter Dvorsky                     …        Dix

Eric Peterson                       …        Mike

Gale Garnett                        …        Rachel

Denis Simpson                    …        Richie

Reg Dreger                           …        Commander Curran

Louis Di Bianco                    …        Captain Juliano

Carl Marotte                        …        Santini

Dennis O’Connor                …        Sergeant Duffy

Tom Harvey                         …        General Bryant

R.D. Reid                               …        Policeman on Ledge

George Bloomfield             …        Dr. Mueller

Marvin Karon                      …        Warburton

Jong Soo Park                     …        Tran Chan Dinh

Peter Langley                      …        Verdanken

Robert Windsor                  …        Minister

Stewart Arnott                    …        Newsman – V.A. Hospital

Jennifer Dean                      …        Detective Balkan

Andrew Thomson              …        Transmission Officer

Allan Aarons                       …        Policeman – V.A. Hospital

James Kidnie                      …        Policeman in Park

Michael Copeman              …        Man at Desk

Philip Akin                          …        Hardy

Ardon Bess                          …        Daniels

James Washington            …        Squad 1 Officer

Dan Flowers                        …        Squad 1 Officer

Jesse Collins                       …        Squad 2 Officer

Marco Bianco                     …        Squad 2 Officer

James Harvey                    …        Squad 3 Officer

T.J. Scott                               …        Squad 3 Officer

Mario DeVano                    …        Casey

Gerry Mendicino                …        Landers

Jeffrey Cohen                      …        Goldman

Shel Goldstein                     …        N.Y. Times Lady (as Shelley Goldstein)

John Kerr                              …        Reporter – Conference

Bill Copeland                        …        Newsman – Conference

Emmett Fitzsimmons         …        Police Officer (uncredited)

Dennis O’Neill                      …        Arresting Officer (uncredited)

Hank Stohl                            …        TV Reporter At Park (uncredited)

 

 

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