1981 satire film written and directed by Kieth Merrill and starring Edward Herrmann


Harry's War (1981 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Harry's War is a feature length independent film (98 minutes) from American Film Consortium and Taft International Pictures, released in 1981. Starring Edward Herrmann, Geraldine Page, Karen Grassle, David Ogden Stiers, Elisha Cook, Salome Jens and Noble Willingham. It was written and directed by Kieth Merrill. ..."

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Harry's War, 1 Aug 2005


Harry's War (1981)
    by Jon Osborne, Miss Liberty's Guide to Film and Video
"This is one of the most popular films among libertarians, and with good reason. It tells the story of a man who becomes galvanized to resist the U.S. Internal Revenue Service when his beloved aunt dies in tax court after unending harassment at IRS hands. He is not a superhero but an ordinary, naive, vulnerable person who only gradually realizes how much arbitrary power the IRS has been given."
Harry's War (1981), by Stephen W. Carson
"'Taxes are the lifeblood of this nation,' begins this comedy about a man who decides to declare war on the Unitest States tax collection agency, the I.R.S., after a 12 year personal vendetta of an I.R.S. agent against an old lady. Being a comedy, this man's protest is responded to by holing him up in his home, surrounding it with tanks, declaring his children hostages... Where do they come up with such unbelievable stuff?"


Harry's WAR 2 The Finale A MUST SEE!
Particularly instructive from 0:38 to 3:30