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

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama | TV Movie 2 October 1989
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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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Tracey Thurman
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Buck Thurman
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Officer Danziger
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Judy Bentley
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Cheryl
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Judge Blumenfeld
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David Ciminello ...
Rick
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Tracey's Mother
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Burton Collins
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Burton Weinstein
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Officer Dempsey
Joe George ...
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Redman Gleeson ...
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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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2 October 1989 (USA)  »

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Under the Law: The Tracey Thurman Story  »

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Buck Thurman: Don't ever leave me, please.
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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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