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Off the Minnesota Strip (1980)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  5 May 1980 (USA)
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A teenage runaway attempts to readjust to home and family life in Minnesota after returning home after years of working on the streets of New York City as a hooker and tries desperately to ... See full summary »

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Bud Johansen
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Hughlene Johansen
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Micki Johansen
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Danielle Johansen
Ronald Hunter ...
Dr. Fischel
Ben Marley ...
Dwayne Foti
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Bruce McGrath
Richard Venture ...
Dr. Haas
Tom Troupe ...
Johnson
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Louis Knox Jr
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Lisa Sherman
Sally Prager ...
Kathi Maresca
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Steve Gruenberg
Kirby Furlong ...
Tony Woytowicz
Jan Burrell ...
Aunt Vinny
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A teenage runaway attempts to readjust to home and family life in Minnesota after returning home after years of working on the streets of New York City as a hooker and tries desperately to regain her parents' understanding and love. Written by Matt Patay

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Mare Winningham's Greatest Performance
2 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I saw this, I was deeply impressed with the young actress, Mare Winningham. Everything she did (as an actress) was brilliant -- even when she smoked (blowing smoke from the side of her mouth).

If I'm correct, she had been sexually abused by her father (Hal Holbrook) when she was a little girl, but didn't hold it against him after she became a teenager. Yes, she was troubled, but I think her biggest headache was a very critical mother (Michael Learned), who, obviously put up with the abuse.

When Mare comes back from her New York jaunt as a prostitute, she bravely goes back to high school. She even dabbles in a little hooking upon her return. Boys, of course, are "after" her sexually, and then she has to deal with her NY pimp, who arrives to take her back to the street. Leon Isaac Kennedy as the pimp gave a marvelous performance.

Funny, why a great film like this is allowed to get lost in the shuffle. This should be restored and put on DVD. I'd love to hear comments from Miss Winningham and the other living cast members about their experience while making the picture.

I have seen Winningham in many TV movies since, including the wonderful, "Amber Waves," and felt that she could be the next Bette Davis or Shirley Booth. What an actress! "Off The Minnesota Strip" was certainly Mare Winningham's finest hour.


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