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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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Rachel Bellow
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Richard
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Michael
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Bill
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Ron (as Eloy Phil Casados)
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Papa J.
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John
Buddy Douglas ...
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Steven Helm ...
Wizard
Jerold Pearson ...
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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I really, really like this movie!!!
27 December 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Mare Winningham...what an actress! IMHO she is the most under-rated actress in Hollywood. She can act rings around most of the 40ish 'stars' out there. She can sing like an angel, too. I first saw her on The Gong Show of all places in about 1976 and a few years later when I started seeing her on MOW (movies of the week) I remembered her. Then when I watched this movie I realized what a terrific actress she is. She sings several songs in this movie and the opening one (I think the name of it is "On My Way To Me" by Janis Ian) is truly a beautiful song. Her character of Libby is much more multi-faceted than the usual teenage runaway was portrayed back in the late 70s/early 80s. Mare is great in every scene and very believable as a teenager trying to sort out her life. I try to see everything she is in. She's that good an actress. Try to catch the movie Georgia from 1995 - she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. The soundtrack from that movie is great. Freedom is very hard to find. I don't think it has been released on video. I watched it again for the first time in 20 years at the Museum of TV and Radio in NYC. Go there and watch this in a viewing booth and see what a great actress Mare Winningham is.


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