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** Flynn was actually made chief of the BOI in July 1919, before the raids. No "People's Institute" is known to exist in that period, nor did they give Galleani a scholarship, with him then turning on its members-this does not appear to serve any real purpose in the film but giving him a motive as John Rockefeller (a target of the bombings) was said to be its backer (in reality Galleani had been an anarchist for years already, openly advocating violence, while the story implies this had made him take up the ideology).

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** Flynn was actually made chief of the BOI in July 1919, before the raids. No "People's Institute" is known to While the People's Institute did exist in that period, nor did (and still does), they did not give Galleani a scholarship, with him then turning on its members-this does not appear to serve any real purpose in the film but giving him a motive as John Rockefeller (a target of the bombings) was said to be its backer (in reality Galleani had been an anarchist for years already, openly advocating violence, while the story implies this had made him take up the ideology).


* RedScare: The first is showcased in the film, as the result of the Anarchist Bombings.

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* RedScare: The first is showcased in the film, as the result of the Anarchist Bombings. Afterward, thousands of foreign-born "radicals" are arrested and deported due to the hysteria (whether anarchists or even suspected of involvement).


* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: The film ends with a summary of what happened to the major characters.

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* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: The film ends with a summary of what happened to the major characters.characters.
* YouGotMurder: The anarchists mailed package bombs to different business and government targets, though most of them didn't reach anyone as they had insufficient postage. None actually managed to kill any target.


* ArtisticLicenseHistory: First off, the title: "No Gods, No Masters" was then and is now an anarchist slogan-it isn't clear why they changed it. Flynn, who's investigating the bombings (April-June 1919) is shown with a free Emma Goldman-but she was in prison until September 1919, making this impossible. Her ''Mother Earth'' magazine has also been banned in 1917. Luigi Galleani was deported in June of 1919, while the Palmer Raids took place in November 1919-January 1920. Palmer himself suffered a bomb attack on his house in June, which the film strangely does not include, though it would have added to its drama and given him a personal motive in his heavy-handed response to the bombings. Flynn was actually made chief of the BOI in July 1919, before the raids. No "People's Institute" is known to exist in that period, nor did they give Galleani a scholarship, with him then turning on its members-this does not appear to serve any real purpose in the film. Sacco and Vanzetti had actually known each other since 1917, and left the US to evade the World War 1 draft. Both of them were anarchists who openly advocated violence, and possibly also followers of Luigi Galleani. They were known associates of Carlo Valdonoci, the Italian anarchist who delivered a bomb to Palmer's house, then accidentally blew himself up in the process. However, the pair were probably not guilty of the payroll murders, but had their political beliefs used against them. Unlike in the film, however, they were convicted in 1921 (a year after the final bombing, of Wall Street) and only sentenced to death in 1927, as years of appeals delayed it. J. Edgar Hoover was actually appointed by Flynn to monitor suspected radicals, whereas the film contrasts them with each other unfavorably. Last, this was hardly the first terrorist act on US soil. Most of these deviations don't really seem necessary to the film's dramatic purposes.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: ArtisticLicenseHistory:
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First off, the title: "No Gods, No Masters" was then and is now an anarchist slogan-it isn't clear why they changed it. it.
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Flynn, who's investigating the bombings (April-June 1919) is shown with a free Emma Goldman-but she was in prison until September 1919, making this impossible. Her ''Mother Earth'' magazine has had also been banned in 1917. 1917.
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Luigi Galleani was deported in June of 1919, while the Palmer Raids took place in November 1919-January 1920. 1920.
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Palmer himself suffered a bomb attack on his house in June, which the film strangely does not include, though it would have added to its drama and given him a personal motive in his heavy-handed response to the bombings. bombings.
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Flynn was actually made chief of the BOI in July 1919, before the raids. No "People's Institute" is known to exist in that period, nor did they give Galleani a scholarship, with him then turning on its members-this does not appear to serve any real purpose in the film. film but giving him a motive as John Rockefeller (a target of the bombings) was said to be its backer (in reality Galleani had been an anarchist for years already, openly advocating violence, while the story implies this had made him take up the ideology).
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Sacco and Vanzetti had actually known each other since 1917, and left the US to evade the World War 1 draft. Both of them were anarchists who openly advocated violence, and possibly also followers of Luigi Galleani. They were known associates of Carlo Valdonoci, the Italian anarchist who delivered a bomb to Palmer's house, then accidentally blew himself up in the process. However, the pair were probably not guilty of the payroll murders, but had their political beliefs used against them. Unlike in the film, however, they were convicted in 1921 (a year after the final bombing, that of Wall Street) and only sentenced to death in 1927, as years of appeals delayed it. it.
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J. Edgar Hoover was actually appointed by Flynn to monitor suspected radicals, whereas the film contrasts them with each other unfavorably.
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Last, this was hardly the first terrorist act on US soil. Most of these deviations don't really seem necessary to the film's dramatic purposes.


* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The promotional materials bring up a lot of parallels that the First Red Scare (1919-1920) had with UsefulNotes/TheWarOnTerror-attacks by one fringe group sparking a massive government crackdown, including raids and arrests which had sketchy legality (however those arrested were deported, not detained), most of people with no evidence they had committed any crime (it also helped inspire the American Civil Liberties Union's formation) who'd immigrated to the US.

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The promotional materials bring up a lot of parallels that the First Red Scare (1919-1920) had with UsefulNotes/TheWarOnTerror-attacks by one fringe group sparking a massive government crackdown, including raids and arrests which had sketchy legality (however those arrested were deported, not detained), detained, after being held on prison ships in dock), most of people with no evidence they had committed any crime (it also helped inspire the American Civil Liberties Union's formation) who'd immigrated to the US.


* PoliceBrutality: The NYPD breaks up a rally by anarchist Emma Goldman and IWW union organizer Carlo Tresca, even though neither they nor the listeners committed any crime, liberally beating people with batons despite Flynn's objections.

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* PoliceBrutality: The NYPD breaks up a rally by the anarchist Emma Goldman and IWW union organizer Carlo Tresca, even though neither they nor the listeners committed any crime, liberally beating people with batons despite Flynn's objections.


* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Some of the anarchists bombmakers accidentally blow themselves up [[TooDumbToLive with live dynamite set on the table near them]].

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Some of the anarchists anarchists' bombmakers accidentally blow themselves up [[TooDumbToLive with live dynamite set on the table near them]].



* PoliceBrutality: The NYPD breaks up a rally by anarchists Emma Goldman and IWW union organizer Carlo Tresca, even though neither they nor the listeners committed any crime, liberally beating people with batons despite Flynn's objections.

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* PoliceBrutality: The NYPD breaks up a rally by anarchists anarchist Emma Goldman and IWW union organizer Carlo Tresca, even though neither they nor the listeners committed any crime, liberally beating people with batons despite Flynn's objections.


* AnarchyIsChaos: {{Zigzagged}} in the film, centering around the investigation of the 1919 Anarchist Bombings, which ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin as the name implies]]) were the work of Luigi Galleani and his anarchist followers. On the other hand, it makes very clear that other anarchists did not advocate these actions. In the end, it did nothing for the anarchists but get many thousands of them (violent or not) deported.

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* AnarchyIsChaos: {{Zigzagged}} in the film, centering around the investigation of the 1919 Anarchist Bombings, which ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin as the name implies]]) were the work of Luigi Galleani and his anarchist followers. On the other hand, it makes very clear that other anarchists did not advocate these actions. In the end, it did nothing for the anarchists but simply get many thousands of them (violent or not) deported.



* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The promotional materials bring up a lot of parallels that the First Red Scare (1919-1920) had with UsefulNotes/TheWarOnTerror-attacks by one fringe group sparking a massive government crackdown, including raids and arrests which had sketchy legality (however those arrested were deported, not detained), most of people with no evidence they had committed any crime (it helped inspire the American Civil Liberties Union's formation) who'd immigrated to the US.

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The promotional materials bring up a lot of parallels that the First Red Scare (1919-1920) had with UsefulNotes/TheWarOnTerror-attacks by one fringe group sparking a massive government crackdown, including raids and arrests which had sketchy legality (however those arrested were deported, not detained), most of people with no evidence they had committed any crime (it also helped inspire the American Civil Liberties Union's formation) who'd immigrated to the US.


* CompanyTown: {{Discussed}} by Flynn when he's speaking with John D. Rockefeller, as a possible motive to sent a bomb for Rockefeller's house. In particular, the Ludlow Massacre at one of the company towns which Rockefeller's business runs appears to be the impetus behind the bomb.

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* CompanyTown: {{Discussed}} by Flynn when he's speaking with John D. Rockefeller, as a possible motive to sent send a bomb for Rockefeller's house. In particular, the Ludlow Massacre at one of the company towns which Rockefeller's business runs appears to be the impetus behind the bomb.


* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The promotional materials bring up a lot of parallels that the First Red Scare (1919-1920) had with TheWarOnTerror-attacks by one fringe group sparking a massive government crackdown, including raids and arrests which had sketchy legality (however those arrested were deported, not detained), most of people with no evidence they had committed any crime (it helped inspire the American Civil Liberties Union's formation) who'd immigrated to the US.

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The promotional materials bring up a lot of parallels that the First Red Scare (1919-1920) had with TheWarOnTerror-attacks UsefulNotes/TheWarOnTerror-attacks by one fringe group sparking a massive government crackdown, including raids and arrests which had sketchy legality (however those arrested were deported, not detained), most of people with no evidence they had committed any crime (it helped inspire the American Civil Liberties Union's formation) who'd immigrated to the US.


In this 2012 film, Bureau of Investigation (BOI, the FBI's predecessor) agent William Flynn is tasked with tracking down the terrorists behind a series of package bombs sent out on the East Coast of the US. He zeroes in upon a group of violent anarchists who are largely Italian immigrants, led by Luigi Galleani. However, as the violence soon escalates, the government is not content to wait for the normal processes of law enforcement, sweeping up innocent people when they crack down against foreign-born radicals.

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In this 2012 film, Bureau of Investigation (BOI, the FBI's predecessor) predecessor of today's FBI) agent William Flynn is tasked with tracking down the terrorists behind a series of package bombs sent out on the East Coast of the US. He zeroes in upon a group of violent anarchists who are largely Italian immigrants, led by the orator Luigi Galleani. However, as the violence soon escalates, the government is not content to wait for the normal processes of law enforcement, sweeping up innocent people when they crack down against foreign-born radicals.


* PoliceBrutality: The NYPD breaks up a rally by anarchists Emma Goldman and IWW union organizer Carlo Tresca, even though neither they nor the listeners committed any crime, liberally beating people with batons.

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* PoliceBrutality: The NYPD breaks up a rally by anarchists Emma Goldman and IWW union organizer Carlo Tresca, even though neither they nor the listeners committed any crime, liberally beating people with batons.batons despite Flynn's objections.


* KarmaHoudini: None of the bombers were ever punished for their crimes, nor did Palmer and Hoover have to face any consequences over their violations of people's civil rights.

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* KarmaHoudini: None of the bombers were ever punished for their crimes, nor did Palmer and Hoover have to face any consequences over their the violations of people's civil rights.


* KarmaHoudini: None of the bombers were ever punished for their crimes, nor did Palmer and Hoover suffer for violating people's civil rights.

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* KarmaHoudini: None of the bombers were ever punished for their crimes, nor did Palmer and Hoover suffer for violating have to face any consequences over their violations of people's civil rights.


* IrishCop: William Flynn, the Irish American main character who's an agent with the Bureau of Investigation at the US Justice Department.


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* OfficerOHara: William Flynn, the Irish American main character who's an agent with the Bureau of Investigation at the US Justice Department.

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