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Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life (1997)

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145 min | Documentary, Biography

A documentary focusing on the life of novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand, the author of the bestselling novels The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged and originator of the Objectivist philosophy.
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$1,000,000
Opening weekend
$26,101
Gross (US & Canada)
$205,246
Gross (World)
$205,246
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Release date
Feb 13, 1998 (United States)

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Sharon Gless
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Michael S. Berliner
Himself - Editor of Rand's Letters (as Dr. Michael S. Berliner) Himself - Editor of Rand's Letters (as Dr. Michael S. Berliner)   See fewer
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Harry Binswanger
Himself - Professor and Friend (as Dr. Harry Binswanger) Himself - Professor and Friend (as Dr. Harry Binswanger)   See fewer
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Sylvia Bokor
Herself - Artist Herself - Artist   See fewer
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Daniel E. Greene
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Cynthia Peikoff
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Leonard Peikoff
Himself - Intellectual Heir and Friend (as Dr. Leonard Peikoff) Himself - Intellectual Heir and Friend (as Dr. Leonard Peikoff)   See fewer
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Al Ramrus
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John Ridpath
Himself - Professor: York University (as Dr. John Ridpath) Himself - Professor: York University (as Dr. John Ridpath)   See fewer
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Mike Wallace
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Janne Peters
Kay Gonda Kay Gonda   See fewer
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Peter Sands
Dietrich von Esterhazy Dietrich von Esterhazy   See fewer
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Buzz Aldrin
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Neil Armstrong
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Cecil B. DeMille
Himself - Addresses Extras (archive footage) (uncredited) Himself - Addresses Extras (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Phil Donahue
Himself - Interviews Ayn Rand (archive footage) (uncredited) Himself - Interviews Ayn Rand (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Grand Duke Nicholas
Himself - Accompanies Tsar Nicholas (archive footage) (uncredited) Himself - Accompanies Tsar Nicholas (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edith Head
Herself - Pins Costume (archive footage) (uncredited) Herself - Pins Costume (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nadezhda Krupskaya
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V.I. Lenin
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Adolphe Menjou
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Anastas Mikoyan
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Marilyn Monroe
Herself - Visits Korea (archive footage) (uncredited) Herself - Visits Korea (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank O'Connor
Himself (walks with Ayn Rand) (archive footage) (uncredited) Himself (walks with Ayn Rand) (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ayn Rand
Herself - Testifies Before HUAC (archive footage) (uncredited) Herself - Testifies Before HUAC (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Snyder
Himself - Interviews Ayn Rand (archive footage) (uncredited) Himself - Interviews Ayn Rand (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joseph Stalin
Himself - Watches Parade (archive footage) (uncredited) Himself - Watches Parade (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Taylor
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Leon Trotsky
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Tsar Nicholas II
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Kliment Voroshilov
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Frank Lloyd Wright
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6.7 / 10 | 517 votes