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A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story (1989)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  2 October 1989 (USA)
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Tracy Thurman was married to a man who abused her. But he continues to harass her after she gets a restraining order, and the police do little to help. When he brutally beats her and ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Tracey Thurman
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Buck Thurman
Graham Jarvis ...
Officer Danziger
Yvette Heyden ...
Judy Bentley
Terri Hanauer ...
Cheryl
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Judge Blumenfeld
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Nagel
David Ciminello ...
Rick
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Tracey's Mother
Seth Isler ...
Lewis
Burton Collins
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Burton Weinstein
Paul Comi ...
Officer Dempsey
Joe George ...
Captain Kyker
Redman Gleeson ...
Officer Bray
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Tracy Thurman was married to a man who abused her. But he continues to harass her after she gets a restraining order, and the police do little to help. When he brutally beats her and slashes her throat in front of police, she sues the city and the police department for failing to protect her. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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Under the Law: The Tracey Thurman Story  »

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Tracey Thurman: You know what the problem is. The problem is he's threatening to kill me!
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True story.
13 January 1999 | by (Rochester, NY) – See all my reviews

This is a drama about Tracey Thurman (Mckeon), who is abused by her estranged husband. This takes place prior to domestic violence laws. This was actually a landmark case towards the enactment of domestic violence laws across the U.S. Ms. Mckeon does an outstanding job in portraying this woman who continually attempts to seek help from local law enforcement to protect her from her husband.


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