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The Cracker Factory (1979)

Suicidal suburban housewife drifts in and out of asylums.

Director:

Burt Brinckerhoff

Writers:

Joyce Burditt (novel) (as Joyce Rebeta-Burditt), Richard Alan Shapiro (teleplay) (as Richard Shapiro)
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Natalie Wood ... Cassie Barrett
Perry King ... Dr. Edwin Alexander
Peter Haskell ... Charlie Barrett
Shelley Long ... Cara
Vivian Blaine ... Helen
Marian Mercer ... Eleanor
Juliet Mills ... Tinkerbell
Shane Butterworth ... Greg Barrett
David Comfort David Comfort ... Steven Barrett
Tonya Crowe ... Jenny Barrett
Robert Perault Robert Perault ... Bobby Barrett
Art Evans ... Abdul
Donald Hotten Donald Hotten ... Ludwig
Sydney Lassick ... Ernie
Delia Salvi Delia Salvi ... Norma
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Suicidal suburban housewife drifts in and out of asylums.

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The only way to stop feeling trapped was to stop feeling at all. [Video Australia]

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Drama

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Straightforward examination of the harried housewife...
2 September 2007 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Natalie Wood in an unsung tour-de-force, playing relatively ordinary housewife and mother who has a mental collapse. Adaptation of Joyce Burditt's popular book, this TV-movie attempts to deal with touchy subject matter in a straightforward, mature, non-exploitive manner, and for the most part is quite successful. While in recovery mode, Wood is unblinking and unblushing, whether relaying her character's personal feelings or describing childhood haunts. The narrative is a bit clogged with medical minutiae (I would've preferred to see more of Wood at home with her family), however the results are relatively well-wrought and quite memorable, and Natalie's work is blessedly unaffected and heartfelt.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Diario √≠ntimo de una mujer casada See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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