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Out of Darkness (1994)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama  -  16 January 1994 (USA)
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A paranoid schizophrenia woman finds the treatment to her mental illness after 18 years.

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Paulie Cooper
Ann Weldon
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Zoe
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Mrs. Cooper
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Addison
Chasiti Hampton ...
Ashley
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Inez
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Meg
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Kim Donaldson
Rusty Gray ...
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Patricia Idlette ...
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Leola
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This is story of Paulie Cooper, a former med student who becomes ill with paranoid schizophrenia and loses 18 years of her life due to the sickness. After her release from a mental ward Paulie struggles to rebuild her life with help from doctors, nurses and a new experimental medicine drug that would help aid her back to health. She spends the rest of her life re-adjusting to life outside of the institution and to a world that had misunderstood and shunned her. Written by mahajanssen

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She struggled with mental illness for a big part of her life. Now, she has to find her way back to the years she lost.

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16 January 1994 (USA)  »

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Der lange Weg aus der Nacht  »

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In an attempt to improvise the "walk" of a homeless indigent, Diana Ross discreetly placed an orange between her skirted thighs and proceeded to hobble along on cue. The effort required to keep the concealed orange in place without using her hands, effected a gait so uncanny that Ross's director, Larry Elikann, later quizzed her about how she walked the "walk." According to Ross, herself, as related to the audience on Inside the Actors Studio (1994) (19 February 2006), she never did disclose the simplicity of her little ruse. See more »

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Kim Donaldson: Don't think I'm gonna expect nothing of you just because you're crazy!
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Featured in The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (1995) See more »

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Compelling, thought provoking work
18 April 2000 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

Diana gives a wonderful performance in this very important work. Before I saw this, I hadn't thought much about mental illnesses - I found her portrait to be vivid and honest. This is a difficult subject matter, and I thank Diana for having the courage to do this disturbing work.


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