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Before Women Had Wings (1997)

TV Movie  |  TV-14  |   |  Drama  |  2 November 1997 (USA)
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Alcoholic Billy reflects on his country-music career that never happened and beats his wife Glory Marie, also a drunk. Grown-up son Hank has moved away, but teenaged Phoebe and sensitive ... See full summary »

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Glory Marie Jackson
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Avocet Abigail 'Bird' Jackson
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Billy Jackson
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Hank Jackson
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Alcoholic Billy reflects on his country-music career that never happened and beats his wife Glory Marie, also a drunk. Grown-up son Hank has moved away, but teenaged Phoebe and sensitive nine-year-old Bird have to live in the bleak alcoholic atmosphere. Problems escalate after a tragic event. The three females move into a trailer where the girls are subjected to a torrent of abuse from their mom. Fortunately, benign Miss Zora appears like a guardian angel to lift their spirits. Written by Anonymous

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One of them brought her into this world. The other gave her life.

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Oprah Winfrey Presents: Before Women Had Wings  »

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Ring of Fire
Written by June Carter Cash and Merle Kilgore
Performed by Johnny Cash
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It sucked!
14 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was flicking through the channels and I landed on the Oxygen network. I saw the title Oprah Winfrey presents, "Before Women Had Wings". I had never heard of the movie. I decided to watch it and it sucked! The movie was awful, just like the movie "Beloved"! It was a total waste of film and the ending, well there was no ending. The author of this book must really be disappointed. It was a waste of my time and eye muscles. I like Oprah don't get me wrong, but her acting skills need improvement. I'm tired of seeing Oprah play old women! She needs help in choosing the right parts. It was just a hot mess! If Oprah is not going to give it her all like in the "Color Purple",then she needs to go sit down somewhere!


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