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"Sybil" (1976) More at IMDbPro »TV mini-series 1976-1976

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Release Date:
14 November 1976 (USA) See more »
A young woman whose childhood was so harrowing to her that she developed 16 different personalities. Full summary »
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 6 wins & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Excellent Movie See more (60 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 26 of 28)

Joanne Woodward ... Dr. Cornelia Wilbur (2 episodes, 1976)

Sally Field ... Sybil (2 episodes, 1976)

Brad Davis ... Richard (2 episodes, 1976)

Martine Bartlett ... Hattie (2 episodes, 1976)
Jane Hoffman ... Frieda Dorsett (2 episodes, 1976)

Charles Lane ... Dr. Quinoness (2 episodes, 1976)
Jessamine Milner ... Grandma Dorsett (2 episodes, 1976)

William Prince ... Willard Dorsett (2 episodes, 1976)

Penelope Allen ... Miss Penny (2 episodes, 1976)

Camila Ashland ... Cam (2 episodes, 1976)
Tommy Crebbs ... Matthew (2 episodes, 1976)
Gina Petrushka ... Dr. Lazarus (2 episodes, 1976)
Harold Pruett ... Danny (2 episodes, 1976)
Natasha Ryan ... Child Sybil (2 episodes, 1976)

Paul Tulley ... Dr. Castle (2 episodes, 1976)
Anne Beesley ... The Selves (2 episodes, 1976)
Virginia Campbell ... The Selves (2 episodes, 1976)
Missy Karn ... The Selves (2 episodes, 1976)
Tasha Lee ... The Selves (2 episodes, 1976)
Cathy Lynn Lesko ... The Selves (2 episodes, 1976)
Rachel Longaker ... The Selves (2 episodes, 1976)
Jennifer McAllister ... The Selves (2 episodes, 1976)
Kerry Muir ... The Selves (2 episodes, 1976)
Karen Obediear ... The Selves (2 episodes, 1976)
Tony Sherman ... The Selves (2 episodes, 1976)
Danny Stevenson ... The Selves (2 episodes, 1976)

Series Directed by
Daniel Petrie (2 episodes, 1976)
Series Writing credits
Flora Rheta Schreiber (2 episodes, 1976)
Stewart Stern (2 episodes, 1976)

Series Produced by
Jacqueline Babbin .... producer (2 episodes, 1976)
Philip Capice .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1976)
Peter Dunne .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1976)
Series Original Music by
Alan Bergman (2 episodes, 1976)
Leonard Rosenman (2 episodes, 1976)
Series Cinematography by
Mario Tosi (2 episodes, 1976)
Series Film Editing by
Michael S. McLean (2 episodes, 1976)
Rita Roland (2 episodes, 1976)
Series Casting by
Dianne Crittenden (2 episodes, 1976)
Series Production Design by
Tom H. John (2 episodes, 1976)
Series Set Decoration by
John H. Anderson (2 episodes, 1976)
Series Makeup Department
Janis Clark .... hair stylist (2 episodes, 1976)
Robert Norin .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1976)
Series Production Management
Gene Fowler Jr. .... post-production supervisor (2 episodes, 1976)
Marty Hornstein .... unit production manager (2 episodes, 1976)
Neil T. Maffeo .... executive in charge of production (2 episodes, 1976)
Lee Rich .... production supervisor (2 episodes, 1976)

Lynn Guthrie .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gary Adelson .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 1976)
Anthony Brand .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1976)
Series Art Department
Russell Goble .... property master (2 episodes, 1976)
Al Rohm .... construction coordinator (2 episodes, 1976)
Series Sound Department
Victor Guarnier .... sound effects supervisor (2 episodes, 1976)
Dick Kupper .... loop editor (2 episodes, 1976)
Al Overton .... production sound mixer (2 episodes, 1976)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Gene Griffith .... key grip (2 episodes, 1976)
Joel King .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1976)
Joe Pender .... gaffer (2 episodes, 1976)
Paul Caven .... lighting technician (1 episode, 1976)
Joseph Cosko Jr. .... second assistant camera (1 episode, 1976)
Series Casting Department
Shirley Rich .... casting consultant (2 episodes, 1976)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Patricia Norris .... costumes (2 episodes, 1976)
Series Editorial Department
LaReine Johnston .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 1976)
Bob Pickarts .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 1976)
Series Music Department
Alan Bergman .... lyricist (2 episodes, 1976)
Marilyn Bergman .... lyricist (2 episodes, 1976)
Ken Runyon .... music editor (2 episodes, 1976)
Gloria O'Brien .... singer: theme music (1 episode, 1976)

Dan Wallin .... score mixer (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
H. Bud Otto .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1976)
Patricia A. Sonsini .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 1976)
Cornelia Wilbur .... psychiatric consultant (2 episodes, 1976)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
USA:198 min (original television version) | Finland:133 min (theatrical version) | USA:187 min (DVD version)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

In the beginning minutes of the film, as Sybil calls to her art class of primary school children to pack up, she calls to "Peter" and "Eli". These are the names of Sally Field's actual children, who were seven and four years old at the time of filming.See more »
Continuity: While Sybil is talking to Richard near the horse carriage, the same woman wearing a brown top passes by five times.See more »
Sybil Dorsett:[imitating mother; as vicky] Don't you dare tell, or I'll fix it so you ain't got nothin' to tell with.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Labyrinth (2003)See more »


What is 'dissociative disorder'?
What is 'Sybil' about?
What was Hattie doing to Sybil in the green kitchen with the water bottle, knives, etc.?
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16 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Excellent Movie, 4 July 2005
Author: don2037 from United States

This is one of the most impressive movies I've seen ever. Sally Field's acting was superb! I can see why she won an award for it. Ms. Field's portrayal of this poor girl's (Sybil) insight into her emotions and thoughts was breathtaking. Sally was perfect for the part. Joanne Woodward was also excellent in her role as the psychiatrist who supports Sybil thru her memory ordeal concerning her abhorrent upbringing. The movie gives, I think, a very thorough understanding of Dissociative Identity Disorder, also known as MPD.

This is a great movie for psychology students to watch, as well as, anyone who is interested in the psychology of the mind and how it deals with trauma for some individuals. Although I don't suffer from multiple personalities, I found that this movie helped to give me personal insight into my own issues dealing with my own abusive upbringing. This is a great film to watch whether it be for entertainment or for educational reasons.

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