5 user 1 critic

The Deliverance of Elaine (1996)

A small town schoolteacher is hunted by a paroled con who holds the secret of her dark past.





Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Who Is Julia? (TV Movie 1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Two young womens lives are changed forever in one moment. A strikingly beautiful and wealthy woman is hit by a truck and is all smashed up and nearly killed. At nearly the same time, a very... See full summary »

Director: Walter Grauman
Stars: Mare Winningham, Jameson Parker, Jeffrey DeMunn
Love and Lies (TV Movie 1990)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Fact-based story of real-life detective Kim Paris who was assigned to work undercover to find the murderers of an elderly couple who were shot in their beds. The chief suspect (Gallagher) ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Young
Stars: Mare Winningham, Peter Gallagher, Tom O'Brien
Betrayed by Love (TV Movie 1994)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

An FBI agent and his pretty informant become lovers, which leads to tragedy.

Director: John Power
Stars: Mare Winningham, Steven Weber, Patricia Arquette
Fatal Exposure (TV Movie 1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

When Jamie Hurd gets the wrong photos from the developing shop, she thinks nothing of it. But when the man in the photos is killed, she is sure one her neighbors must be the killer. But the... See full summary »

Director: Alan Metzger
Stars: Mare Winningham, Christopher McDonald, Geoffrey Blake
Those Secrets (TV Movie 1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A wife and mother drifts back to her life as a call girl.

Director: David Manson
Stars: Blair Brown, Arliss Howard, Paul Guilfoyle
Better Off Dead (TV Movie 1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A lawyer fights a losing battle against the courts to overturn the death sentence for a convicted female robber/murderer despite demands from the woman that her death sentence be carried out.

Director: Neema Barnette
Stars: Mare Winningham, Tyra Ferrell, Kevin Tighe
Mafia! (1998)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Takeoff on the Godfather with the son of a mafia king taking over for his dying father

Director: Jim Abrahams
Stars: Jay Mohr, Christina Applegate, Lloyd Bridges
She Stood Alone (TV Movie 1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Prudence Crandall establishes herself in Cantenbury, and starts a girls-school. When Eliza Harris, a black girl, wants to take lessons at this school, the local people resist and forbid ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Gold
Stars: Chris Anthony, Anthony Chris, Kimberly Bailey
Little Girl Fly Away (TV Movie 1998)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Fact-based story about a woman whose life is shattered by a poetry-spouting stalker who manages to evade her police protectors.

Director: Peter Levin
Stars: Mare Winningham, Bruce Davison, Clayton Rohner


Complete credited cast:
Elaine Hodges
Charile Skyler
Edna (as Latanya Richardson)
Addison Hodges
Géza Kovács ...
Coffee Shop Owner (as Geza Kovacs)
Tedde Moore ...
Mary Ann
Young Elaine
Les Porter ...
Prison Board Member
Sharon Heldt ...
Police Dispatcher
Prison Cook
Dwayne McLean ...
Coffee Shop Cook


A small town schoolteacher is hunted by a paroled con who holds the secret of her dark past.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Drama | Thriller





Release Date:

10 April 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Penpals  »

Filming Locations:

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Chris Cooper Fans-Don't Miss It
5 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

Chris Cooper has really emerged recently as a major star, what with his Force of Nature performance in `Sea Biscuit' and his Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in `Adaptation'. But his talent was evident long before all this belated recognition, and this little movie is a one place to enjoy it. Yes, this is a TV movie, but beside the obvious asset of Chris Cooper in the lead role, it has more going for it. Good supporting performances from Mare Winningham and Lloyd Bridges. Above average camera work, and locations that feel like a real town with authentic people, help create an environment worthy of these actors. As for Chris, he turns in his trademark understated performance. Like all great film actors he makes it look so easy.

9 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Deliverance of Elaine (1996) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: