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Turning to Stone (1985)

An innocent girl gets framed by her boyfriend and end up with a seven year sentence on a drug charge. Now she has to survive the brutal world of a women's federal prison.

Director:

Eric Till

Writer:

Judith Thompson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicky Guadagni ... Allison Campbell
Shirley Douglas ... Lena
Bernard Behrens ... Prof. Campbell
Anne Anglin Anne Anglin ... Sharon
Jackie Richardson ... Dunky
Kim Renders Kim Renders ... Marcie
Ann Holloway Ann Holloway ... Coral
Erin Noble ... Debbie (as Erin Flannery)
Lynne Deragon Lynne Deragon ... Mrs. Grover
Diane Gordon Diane Gordon ... Molly
Maria Vacratsis ... Inmate
Colleen Collins Colleen Collins ... Inmate
Cathy Loan Cathy Loan ... Inmate
Paul Gross ... Billy
John Friesen
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An innocent girl gets framed by her boyfriend and end up with a seven year sentence on a drug charge. Now she has to survive the brutal world of a women's federal prison.

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Drama

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Acting debut of Paul Gross. He plays the perfidious boyfriend at the airport who railroads Allison Campbell into smuggling drugs from Mexico but runs away when she gets arrested. See more »

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References Dallas (1978) See more »

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An overlooked female prison drama
26 July 2003 | by filmsfan38See all my reviews

I thought Turning to Stone was a very good movie and its a shame that it was never released on video or DVD. Its better than a lot of movies that DO get released. Nicky Guadagni who played the main character did some wonderful acting. Also outstanding was Shirley Douglas who played the tough leader of some of the prisoners. Jackie Richardson was also very good. This movie ranks among the top dramas about female prison life though its not for the squeamish and in my view, can be a bit shocking at times. I can't understand why it never got to video or DVD. I can only think that maybe it wasn't released because it was a Canadian made movie with mostly Canadian actors,and doesn't have the exposure of most U.S. made movies. Its a loss to lots of people who like good acting. Too bad!

As of Aug.2008, I am still waiting and hoping this excellent movie will be released on DVD.

As of Dec.21,2011, I am still waiting and hoping this excellent movie will be released on DVD. I hope some film studio will release it. If the movie was better known, it would have been on DVD years ago. Very good acting.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1987 (West Germany) See more »

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Acorralada See more »

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