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True Women (1997)

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Covering nearly fifty years of mid-19th-century turmoil, from the tumultuous Texas Revolution to the early women's suffrage movement, "True Women" is a gripping tale of endurance, love, and above all, gritty female determination.

Director:

Karen Arthur

Writers:

Janice Woods Windle (book), Christopher Lofton (teleplay)
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dana Delany ... Sarah McClure
Annabeth Gish ... Euphemia Ashby (adult)
Angelina Jolie ... Georgia Virginia Lawshe Woods
Tina Majorino ... Young Euphemia Ashby
Rachael Leigh Cook ... Georgia Lawshe - as a Young Girl
Michael York ... Lewis Lawshe
Jeffrey Nordling ... Dr. Peter Woods
Salli Richardson-Whitfield ... Martha (as Salli Richardson)
Tony Todd ... Ed Tom
Julie Carmen ... Cherokee Lawshe
Matthew Glave ... William King
John Schneider ... Sam Houston
Michael Greyeyes ... Tarantula
Anne Tremko ... Matilda Lockhart
Irene Bedard ... Tobe
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True Women is a sweeping saga of love, war and adventure. Spanning five decades from the Texas Revolution through the Civil War, Reconstruction and beyond, True Women is the story of the love, friendship, survival and triumphs of Sarah Ashby McClure, Euphemia Ashby King and Georgia Lawshe Woods. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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To defend their territory, they will go to the very end... See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, sensuality and diverse thematic elements | See all certifications »
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Trivia

A TV movie for the CBS network. See more »

Goofs

In the battle of San Jacinto scenes, in the first daylight shot where the women are waiting for their men to return, a car drives by from right to left in the background. See more »

Quotes

Sarah McClure: I don't think our loved ones make our life. But lovin' them does.
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A very good combination of history, adventure, drama, and feminist movie
23 October 2006 | by AgnelinSee all my reviews

"True women" was a wonderful surprise. When I read the summary, it sounded very similar to many women drama wannabes that are built behind the belief that anything with the excuse of a different point of view of an otherwise often told story will sell, but they often lack strong characters and, well, a convincing and catchy story. "True women" has all of the above and more: well-written characters, a solid storyline with several dramatic climaxes, and enough emotion to keep the viewer sympathizing and empathizing with the characters, or at least understanding them, even if one might not always agree with them.

The story is subdivided in two subplots: the story of Euphemia, who grows up learning to fight the Indian tribes still surviving in the Texan territory; and the story of Georgia, a beautiful girl who finds out she is of Indian descent, a fact that will condition her whole life. The two girls are close friends, though separated early on. The film follows each one's story, which will often intertwine with that of the other's. It's all set in the War of Independence and in the American Civil War, and the film adequately portrays the social and political turmoil of those years.

This movie is an amalgam of western, adventure, romance, drama, and it also takes a feminist standpoint, though it will also be enjoyed by men. I recommend it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

1835 - Der grosse Treck nach Texas See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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