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Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story (1995)

TV Movie  |   |  Biography, Drama  |  6 February 1995 (USA)
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The true story of a decorated officer's legal challenge to her involuntary discharge when she admitted she was homosexual.

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Col. Margarethe Cammermeyer has served in the army for over twenty years. She's just fallen in love with an artist she's met, she's going for a PhD, and has a job at the VA hospital, as well as in the reserves. She decides to upgrade her security rating, with an eye toward promotion, and during the interview, she tells the investigator that she is a lesbian. The army begins proceedings to discharge her. And with the support of her family, her lover, (and LAMBDA), she decides to fight for her right to serve. Written by Kathy Li

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Col. Cammermeyer's son Andy, played by Ryan Reynolds in the movie, was killed in a snowmobiling accident in Washington State on March 02, 2007. See more »

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In the restaurant when Colonel Cammermeyer and Diane are on their first date, there is one wine glass on the table. Suddenly another wine glass appears. See more »

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Col. Margarethe Cammermeyer: People ask, "Who are you?" We are their daughters, their sisters, their sons, their nurses, their mechanics, their athletes, their police. We're your doctors, your fathers, your politicians, your solidiers, your mothers, your friends. We live with you, we care for you, protect you, teach you, love you and need you. All we ask is that you let us.
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Featured in The 47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1995) See more »

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8 January 2001 | by (Berlin, Germany) – See all my reviews

This movie is an inspiration to all those who are afraid of standing up for who they are because they are afraid it might hurt their careers.

The only reason I gave this movie 9 instead of 10 points is that it was a little too careful not to shock the audience. When Close and Davis finally do kiss (which I was afraid they would not even do, given the fact that American filmmakers tend to depict lesbians as cousins rather than lovers), they miss each other's lips by at least an inch. But that is really my one and only objection to this wonderful and, again, inspiring movie.


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