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Wrestling with Alligators (1998)

Not Rated | | Drama | 18 January 1998 (USA)
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The story is set in 1959, Maddy is a teen-ager who has her first romance with carnival worker Will. Meanwhile her roommate, widow Claire is pregnant by garage owner Rick, whom she doesn't ... See full summary »

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Claire
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Lulu Fraker
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Mary
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Maddy Hawkins
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Susan Wright
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Rick
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Ruby (as Angelica Torn)
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Delores
Gail Neil ...
Mabel
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Will
Linda Cook ...
Agnes
Margot Wood ...
Rita
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Pete (as Thomas Guiry)
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Tow Truck Man Bob
Sloane Shelton ...
Doris
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The story is set in 1959, Maddy is a teen-ager who has her first romance with carnival worker Will. Meanwhile her roommate, widow Claire is pregnant by garage owner Rick, whom she doesn't love. Written by Anonymous

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At the end of an era, her life was just beginning.

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Some Of My Best Friends Are The Blues
Written by Woody Harris and Al Byron
Performed by Della Reese
Published by Anna Teresa Music Ltd., Ellipsis Music Corp., and Famous Music Corp.
Courtesy of Lett Entertainment
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I liked this movie
23 July 2002 | by (Fresno, CA) – See all my reviews

There seem to be very few films with compelling teenage heroines, but this is one of them. Admittedly, some of the themes are cliched and the storyline is pretty predictable. However, I think it's worth watching if you like seeing strong female characters.


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