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Independence Day (1983)

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 ... See full summary »

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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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Nancy Morgan
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Sam Taylor
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Red Malone
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Evan
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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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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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Country music singer Martina McBride recorded a song titled, "Independence Day". In the song, an abused woman blows up her home with herself and her abusive husband in it just as Dianne Wiest's character does in this movie of the same name. See more »

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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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excellent flick
22 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was one I watched a long time ago; never the less, I remembered it when i stumbled across it in IMDb. This was a powerful movie for me! It struck a cord in me, and and I have never forgotten it. I was probably only 15 or 16 when I watched it, but it left an impression on me. Boys don't hit girls, EVER! or else.... The fact that I took a great lesson away from the film as a young man and swore that I would never be like that to my wife, is further evidence of the power of this film. Show it to your teenage kids. I don't want to give away the plot of the movie, but a really cruel man torments a woman, beyond her ability to deal with him. The results is explosive. If you have ever heard the song Independence Day you will have a good idea of the way this movie ends up.


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