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Writer (WGA):
Scott Swanton (written by)
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Release Date:
16 January 1996 (USA) See more »
Flashbacks in the early part of this fact-based film set in McKinney, Texas, establishes that three sisters were mistreated by an abusive step-mother... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Delta Burke ... Debra

Swoosie Kurtz ... Kay

Shirley Knight ... Jolene Maggart

Grace Zabriskie ... Francie Harper

Lawrence Monoson ... Randy Goodson

Casey Biggs ... Travis Colton

Alexa PenaVega ... Young Kay (as Alexa Vega)
Jane E. Goold

Bill McKinney ... Butch Maggart

Steve Shearer ... Woody

Morgana Shaw ... Young Jolene
David Denney ... Timmy

Melanie Haynes ... Aunt Letty

Madylin Sweeten ... Young Debra
Allison Ritter ... Carolyn
Jessica Ritter ... Carolyn
Liz Piazza Kelley ... Young Frankie

James Hansen Prince ... Earl (as James Prince)

Tim Simek ... Young Butch

John S. Davies ... Doctor at Rural Clinic

Gail Cronauer ... Dr. Davis
James N. Harrell ... Mr. Giles

Richard Andrew Jones ... Dr. Sterns (as Richard Jones)

James Huston ... Ethan Crane
Netha Stanton ... Henrietta

Gabriel Folse ... Boyfriend
Baily Lyn Cox ... Little Girl on Bus
Caitlin McHargue ... Crying Little Girl
Constance Jones ... TV Reporter

Pam Dougherty ... Baliff
Robert McGardle ... Baliff
Peter Lovett ... Reporter #1
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Leticia Alaniz ... Cowboys Girlfriend

Jerry Haynes ... Dr. Evie
Hutch ... Bus Patron

Paul A. Kaufman ... Drunk Cowboy

Michael Bendall ... Citizen (uncredited)

Robert F. Cawley ... Police Chief (uncredited)

Richard Phillips ... Cowboy (uncredited)

Directed by
Jerry London 
Writing credits
Scott Swanton (written by)

Produced by
Michael O. Gallant .... producer
Paul A. Kaufman .... executive producer
Scott Swanton .... co-executive producer
Sophia Xixis .... associate producer
Original Music by
Laura Karpman 
Cinematography by
Billy Dickson 
Film Editing by
Benjamin A. Weissman 
Production Design by
Derek R. Hill 
Costume Design by
Stephen M. Chudej 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul A. Kaufman .... second unit director
Art Department
Bryan Felty .... set dresser
Jason Hammond .... set dresser
Jason Knee .... set dresser
Sound Department
Karma Barber .... foley artist
Skip Frazee .... location sound mixer
Alan Freedman .... adr mixer
George R. Groves Jr. .... sound editor
Jeremy Hoenack .... re-recording mixer
Phillip W. Palmer .... boom operator
Michael Payne .... sound supervisor
Special Effects by
Randy E. Moore .... special effects coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Cheryl Clarson .... electrician
Rocky Ford .... grip (as Rocky W. Ford)
Stephen Ritchey .... grip
Andy Stefanek .... electrician
Editorial Department
Scott Klein .... master colorist
Location Management
Kim Davis .... location manager
Music Department
Kim Strand .... music editor
Transportation Department
Duke Foster .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Clay Bakker .... key production assistant
Brett Z. Hill .... production assistant
Todd Sharp .... production coordinator

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94 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

In 1955 doctors were not required by law to report child abuse.See more »
Kay:It's okay, Debra. You don't even have to look at her.
Debra:I want to look at her!
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