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Writers (WGA):
Marsha Norman (play)
Eugene Corr (teleplay) ...
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Release Date:
25 April 1994 (USA) See more »
A woman has to put her life back together after getting out of prison. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Rebecca De Mornay ... Arlene Holsclaw

Robert Knepper ... Carl
Carol Mitchell-leon ... Ruby

Richard Jenkins ... Chaplain

Ellen Burstyn ... Arlie's Mother

Tandy Cronyn ... Placement Worker
Norm Skaggs ... Brian Craig
Sue Bugden ... Parole Agent
Kevin Dewey ... Driver in Pickup
Sean Sweeney ... Boy in Pickup
Jack Swanson ... Arlie's Father
Amy Dott ... Young Arlie
Bruce Evers ... Prison Guard
Linda Pierce ... Shopkeeper
Suzi Bass ... Processor
Rosemary Newcott ... Job Counselor

David Dwyer ... Paraplegic
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sharlene Ross

L. Warren Young ... Bartender

Whitt Brantley ... Prison Guard (uncredited)
Jerry Campbell ... State patrolman (uncredited)

Joy Farmer ... Curly-Haired Girl (uncredited)

Clarinda Ross ... School Secretary (uncredited)

Directed by
John Korty 
Writing credits
Marsha Norman (play)

Eugene Corr (teleplay) &
Ruth Shapiro (teleplay)

Produced by
Robert Halmi Sr. .... executive producer
Dorothea G. Petrie .... producer
Brent Shields .... co-producer
Richard Welsh .... executive producer
Original Music by
Mason Daring 
Cinematography by
William Wages 
Film Editing by
Jim Oliver 
Casting by
Lynn Kressel 
Art Direction by
Jan Scott 
Set Decoration by
Joseph Litsch 
Costume Design by
Marjorie Bowers 
Makeup Department
Lynn Barber .... key makeup artist
Taylor Knight .... key hair stylist
Sarah Mays .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Tom Luse .... unit production manager
Karen Mayeda Vranek .... post-production supervisor (as Karen L. Mayeda)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Feury .... first assistant director (as Dick Feury)
Jonathan Watson .... second assistant director
Art Department
Irby Langley .... property master
Eric Luling .... on-set dresser
Guy H. Tuttle .... construction coordinator (as Guy Tuttle)
Fred Holloway .... props (uncredited)
Sound Department
John Asman .... sound re-recording mixer
David E. Fluhr .... sound re-recording mixer
Stephen Grubbs .... sound supervisor
Jeff Norton .... boom operator
Kenneth B. Ross .... sound mixer
Melissa Sherwood Hofmann .... sound re-recording mixer
Charles Bruce .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Lonnie R. Smith Jr. .... stunt coordinator
Dianna Avena .... stunt double (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Dan Cornwall .... best boy electric
Eddie Evans .... key grip
Tully McCulloch .... gaffer
Jacqueline J. Nivens .... second assistant camera
Robert Robinson .... first assistant camera
Scott Jolliff .... electrician (uncredited)
Mike Robinson .... generator operator (uncredited)
Casting Department
Pat Cartwright Barwick .... first extras casting assistant
Shay Griffin .... casting: Atlanta
Cynthia Stillwell .... extras casting
Editorial Department
Brian Fassett .... assistant editor
Music Department
Stan Jones .... music editor
Transportation Department
Teddy J. Ritchie .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Wendy Dallas .... script supervisor
Karen Eisenstadt .... production accountant
Diane Franey .... production coordinator
Tom Pietschner .... location manager
Kenneth Roth .... assistant coordinator
Mindy Weissman .... assistant coordinator
Senia Phillips .... head animal trainer (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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100 min
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5 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Author: whpratt1 from United States

This film kept my interest right to the very end and gave me lots of food for thought afterwards. Everything about this film is down to earth, just like everyday Life is. Rebecca DeMornay,(Arlene Holsclaw) starts out running away from prison through the woods with a child in her belly and hitchhikes to the nearest town. Lots of trouble starts in this town which you cannot even imagine. Arlie, (which she hates to be called, perferring Arlene) tries to live a normal life after being introduced to religion from (Richard Jenkins) Prison Chaplin. She is helped by a kind soul (Carole Mitchell Leon) Ruby, who sort of takes her under her wing and tries to get her a job as a dishwasher, however, Arlene perfers to sell her fantastic knitting art work. She runs into an old devil of a boyfriend (Robert Knepper) Carl, who tries to become her pimp and tells her to stop reading the Bible. Arlene is tricked out of her prision money to the tune of $500.00 and seems to wear the same old prison dress she was issued at the beginning of the picture. Your heart goes out to Arlene, she just cannot get things to work out for her and life deals her a very bad hand in everyway possible. Her mother, (Ellen Burstyn) is a heartless and evil mommie who gives her child away and watches her own flesh and blood be molested by a family member. This picture clearly depicts what mother's and father's can do to their children with physical and mental abuse. Arlene represents all the young girls who have gone through CHILD ABUSE and have never had a normal life since. It is a sad picture, but a picture that has a great deal of TRUTH and realism. Young men and Young woman should SPEAK OUT RIGHT AWAY! whenever these people( family or friends) try to abuse you in anyway.

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