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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)
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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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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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Terrific acting, direction and score

Loosely based on the Patti Hearst saga, this all-too-true account of the times and the conflicting feelings stands well on its own merits. Masterful work by Spacek and Winkler as the well-meaning but misguided rebels. The scene where Art Carney and Spacek dance is so compelling, it always makes me cry; the music is perfectly used; and all the supporting performances are raw, truthful, and insightful. Viewed through present lenses, this may seem overdone, but having lived through those times, it is write on the money and lovingly directed. At the time creative directors were able to say in TV-movies what the film studios would not allow especially with regard to Vietnam and teen unrest -- quite the opposite of today. My score in the context of its period is 10/10.


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