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The Cracker Factory (1979)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  16 March 1979 (USA)
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Suicidal suburban housewife drifts in and out of asylums.

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Cassie Barrett
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Dr. Edwin Alexander
Peter Haskell ...
Charlie Barrett
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Clara
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Eleanor
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Tinkerbell
Shane Butterworth ...
Greg Barrett
David Comfort ...
Steven Barrett
Tonya Crowe ...
Jenny Barrett
Robert Perault ...
Bobby Barrett
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Abdul
Donald Hotten ...
Ludwig
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Ernie
Delia Salvi ...
Norma
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Suicidal suburban housewife drifts in and out of asylums.

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The only way to stop feeling trapped was to stop feeling at all. [Video Australia]

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Diario íntimo de una mujer casada  »

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Cleveland housewife who doesn't get human support has an alcohol problem.
20 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An underrated TV movie.

Though it's a little dated and the variety of psychiatric stereotypes is a little annoying, but really it's a very good TV movie that I wish were available on video. It's one of Natalie Wood's best performances and she captures the Cassie Barrett character right on. The Cleveland setting gives it a great middle America setting and Marian Mercer, Shelley Long (before "Cheers") and the supporting cast are as up for this as is Natalie.

It's about alcoholism and promotes AA but doesn't go overboard in preaching to us. To the contrary, The "Cassie" character, thanks to the writing and to Natalie Wood, kick the wind out of the "typical" therapy people and methods.


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