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Taking Back Our Town (2001)

TV-PG | | Drama | TV Movie 10 December 2001
A true story about a concerned housewife, Pat Melancon, who tries to block Shintech, a massive Japanese petrochemical conglomerate, from building a plant in her toxic township already known... See full summary »

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A true story about a concerned housewife, Pat Melancon, who tries to block Shintech, a massive Japanese petrochemical conglomerate, from building a plant in her toxic township already known as "cancer alley". Pat and a few newly recruited, fledgling activitsts face the full force of Shintech's wealth and influence peddling, which has bought the cooperation of the government from the local level all the way up to the Governor's office. Written by Anonymous

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This film was based on a series of articles by Christi Daugherty, an investigative journalist who exposed the real-life environmental violations at the Shintech chemical plant in Convent, Louisiana, which form the factual basis for the story. The articles were published in New Orleans-based publication, 'Gambit Weekly', and also taken up by various global news organizations, including the New York Times. See more »

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Emelda West: You know anyone who can put words in my mouth? No no no.
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Halle Hirsh, who played the onscreen daughter for INNES's 'taking back our town' reunites with Laura Innes on televisions top rated drama 'ER'
11 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

Hally Hirsh who you know played Pat Melacon's (played by actress-director Laura Innes) daughter on Lifetime's network 'Taking Back Our Town', will reunite with Laura Innes's character Dr. Kerry Weaver on NBC's "ER" which is on Thursday nights at 10pm. Halley's character will be the trouble making daughter of Anthony Edwards's character (an 'er' star) Dr. Mark Greene. watch "ER" on your NBC affiliate. (Check your local listings) for NBC network.


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