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Thornton Alman
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Katherine Alman
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Bob Kline
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Margot Weiss Goldman
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Emily Alman
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Father Echeverra
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Liz Alman Parks
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Vega (as Rene Enriquez)
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Jessica (as Nira Barab)
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Julio
Barbara Harris ...
Lillian Colman (as Barbara Iley)
Ann Noland ...
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Ta-Ronce Allen ...
Jennie
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A harrowing look at the 60s and early 70s through the eyes of Katherine Alman, a wealthy debutante who slowly, but inexorably spirals down into a fight for the causes that shook a nation, leading a path to the underground life. Written by Miguel Cane <Stepford@yahoo.com>

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Based on the life of Diana Oughton, daughter of a wealthy Illinois real estate owner and politician. See more »

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Katherine Alman: [speaking to the camera] I love this country. I've had the best it can offer and I've seen the worst it can be. And I'm committed to making America a better place - no matter what the cost.
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Katherine still relevant especially for today
19 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Though a low budget TV movie of the 1970's, Katherine hits a nerve today because it sends a message to a complacent society that has gotten caught up in pop culture and comfort food that injustices are committed everyday by our government with most of us barely noticing. It's a good film for young people who are beginning to grapple with the world around them to learn that things aren't as good as they always seemed in their cocoon of upbringing and schooling. And it is a wake-up call, like a lot of today's new indie films (Syriana, Goodnight and Good Luck and The Constant Gardner) for the rest of us who live for the next episode of The Sopranos or Desperate Housewives between days at work. Despite some drawbacks of the production, Sissy Spacek's impassioned performance effectively sends the movie's message home.


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