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Mary Ann Taylor
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Jack Parker
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Carla Taylor
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Les Morgan
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Sam Taylor
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Red Malone
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Evan
Brooke Alderson ...
Shelly
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Rose Parker
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Janis (as Judy Brown)
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Billy Morgan
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Joey Morgan
Scott Simpson ...
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Mary Ann Taylor loves the comforts of her hometown in Mercury, Texas. She has a steady job as a waitress in her father's diner, yet she can't help but feel unfulfilled by a life of pouring coffee and grilling hamburgers. Mary Ann's real passion is photography, but pursuing her dream of becoming a photographer means leaving Mercury behind. Despite her desperation to expand her horizons, Mary Ann hesitates to leave because of her mother's declining health and because of her new romance with Jack Parker. Jack is a mechanic who just returned to town after realizing the cruelties of the outside world. He experienced big-city living first-hand and wants nothing more than to settle down back home. But Jack and Mary Ann soon find that cruelties exist in their own little town when Jack discovers that his sister Nancy is being brutally beaten and routinely abused by her husband Les. While Jack struggles with how to help Nancy, Mary Ann is faced with a crucial choice about her future: stay in ... Written by skillwithaquill

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A small town is a hard place to have a big dream.

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Nancy Morgan: Strange. I feel tired all the time.
Mary Ann Taylor: Well, it's the Valium.
Nancy Morgan: Yeah.
[pauses, shakes her head]
Nancy Morgan: No. It's a different sort of tired. It's... um... inside my bones. And it's real deep. Inside my bones.
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A film about personal choices, ahead of its time.
30 January 2000 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

Independence Day unflinchingly looks at lifechoices, and their effects on both those that make them and the people that care about them. The cast is excellent, especially Dianne Wiest at Nancy. I saw this film the year it was released at the Seattle Film Festival and was caught offguard at the depth of emotion portrayed here. A great film that deserves some type of revival, as it provides a message that few would find argument with. Please see this film.


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