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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 (as Richard Shapiro)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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]

Genres:

Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Diario íntimo de una mujer casada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The book IS better
15 November 2003 | by jfg1-1See all my reviews

Of course, the book is usually better. The author has time to develope the characters, while the film makers do not. That having been said, "The Cracker Factory" is a very good movie. I was pleasantly surprised. Natalie Wood did a remarkably good job of bringing Joyce Burditt's "Cassie" to life. The supporting cast was also good, especially Juliet Mills as Tinkerbell, the night nurse. A good book to read, a good movie to watch, either way, you won't feel let down.


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