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Freedom (1981)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  18 May 1981 (USA)
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Teenager Libby Bellow begins soul-searching after becoming legally emancipated by her family and begins working on the road with a travelling carnival, in which Libby begins to think that ... See full summary »

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Libby Bellow
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Richard
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Michael
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Ron (as Eloy Phil Casados)
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Whiskey
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Teenager Libby Bellow begins soul-searching after becoming legally emancipated by her family and begins working on the road with a travelling carnival, in which Libby begins to think that happiness is at home, despite her personal conflict with her divorced mother. Written by Anonymous

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Writer Barbara Turner based her teleplay on the experiences of her daughter, Carrie Ann Morrow, who ran away from home at 16 to join a carnival. The final credit on the film reads, "Based on certain events in the life of Carrie Morrow." See more »

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Dear Billy
Written by Janis Ian
Performed by Mare Winningham
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little-known TV Gem
16 June 2004 | by (Boston) – See all my reviews

Glad to see that there are some other fans of this little gem. I keep hoping that Mare Winningham's new-found popularity might get this one released on DVD, but I guess I'll have to visit the Museum of TV if I want to give in another look. I'm not sure how it will stand up after all these years, but I do remember that after seeing this movie a couple of times back in the early 80's, I never forgot it and I never forgot the music. Are any of the songs featured on any Janis Ian CD collections? This film was the true start of Mare Winningham's career, and some of the best work that Janis Ian ever did I'm sure. Kudos to director Joe Sargent. The entire cast does a fine job and my memory of this movie haunts me at times as the songs keep popping into my head after all of these years.


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