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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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Juan
Jenny Sullivan ...
Liz Alman Parks
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Vega (as Rene Enriquez)
Mary Murphy ...
Miss Collins
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Jessica (as Nira Barab)
Jorge Cervera Jr. ...
Julio
Barbara Harris ...
Lillian Colman (as Barbara Iley)
Ann Noland ...
Frizzy
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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5 October 1975 (USA)  »

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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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"Occupation?" ... "Revolutionary."
23 May 2002 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

In flashbacks, Sissy Spacek's leading character Katherine is revealed to be a political hot-head from the start (she was never an innocence lost). As she describes to us--in an unpretentious, direct-to-the-camera way--the reasoning behind her radical decisions, and why she moved from society column to the Most Wanted pages, you grasp a real, living-breathing character at work. You might even come away with some insight into the radical mind. This is an extremely smart, perceptive and compelling picture that was made-for-television but was a lot better than most of the theatrical movies released in 1975. Spacek is remarkable, as is Henry Winkler as a hippie love-interest. Jeremy Paul Kagan directed (he also directed Winkler in the overreaching "Heroes") and his work is stark and subtle. It's a no-frills winner, a straight-forward and sad tale about the well-meaning teenager gone awry.


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