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Titicut Follies (1967)

Documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman takes us inside the Massachusetts Correctional Institution Bridgewater where people stay trapped in their madness.

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Documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman takes us inside the Massachusetts Correctional Institution Bridgewater where people stay trapped in their madness.

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Don't turn your back on this film... if you value your mind or your life.

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Trivia

Along with Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (1988), which is illegal due to copyright issues, this is the only American film banned from release for reasons other than obscenity or national security. 'Titicut Follies' was filmed inside the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Bridgewater, a prison hospital for the criminally insane. After the Commonwealth of Massachusetts sued the filmmakers, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that the film constituted an invasion of inmate privacy and ordered the withdrawal of the film from circulation. See more »

Quotes

Patient: I need help, I just don't know where I can get it.
Doctor: Well, you'll get it here, I guess.
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Crazy Credits

Re-release: 'The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts has ordered that "A brief explanation shall be included in the film that changes and improvements have taken place at Massachusetts Correctional Institution Bridgewater since 1966". See more »

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Referenced in Homicide: Life on the Street: Bad Medicine (1996) See more »

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8 March 2000 | by Phantom MoonheadSee all my reviews

Incredible,disturbing real film will leave you with that uneasy feeling for several days. A must for anyone interested in or researching mental illness and/or institutions. Point of view realized by both employees and patients.


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4 September 1992 (Australia) See more »

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1.37 : 1
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