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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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Helen
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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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Straightforward examination of the harried housewife...
2 September 2007 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Natalie Wood in an unsung tour-de-force, playing relatively ordinary housewife and mother who has a mental collapse. Adaptation of Joyce Burditt's popular book, this TV-movie attempts to deal with touchy subject matter in a straightforward, mature, non-exploitive manner, and for the most part is quite successful. While in recovery mode, Wood is unblinking and unblushing, whether relaying her character's personal feelings or describing childhood haunts. The narrative is a bit clogged with medical minutiae (I would've preferred to see more of Wood at home with her family), however the results are relatively well-wrought and quite memorable, and Natalie's work is blessedly unaffected and heartfelt.


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