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Voices Within: The Lives of Truddi Chase (1990)

A woman who suffers from multiple personality disorder is found during therapy to have suffered child abuse in this fact-based story.

Director:

Lamont Johnson

Writers:

Truddi Chase (autobiography The Troops for Truddi Chase), E. Jack Neuman
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Cast

Credited cast:
Shelley Long ... Truddi Chase
Tom Conti ... Doctor 'Stanley' Phillips
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tiffany Ballenger Tiffany Ballenger ... Truddi at 8
Jon Beshara Jon Beshara ... Police
Val Bettin ... Playwright
Kelly Brookman Kelly Brookman ... Page at 8
Irina Cashen Irina Cashen ... Truddi at 6
Carl Ciarfalio ... Colin
Marian Collier ... Operator
Frank Converse ... Peter Morgan
Robert Costanzo
Manuel DePina Manuel DePina ... Barkeep
Brendan Dillon ... Shannon
Dale Dunham Dale Dunham ... Manager
Susan Eisenberg ... Stewardess
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Storyline

The story of a woman with multiple personalities. Her abused childhood fragmented her psyche into her "army" of 22 separate personalities. By the time her therapy has finished it is revealed that 70 more are within her struggling to break free. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La femme blessée See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (shortened)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

While fighting with Truddi, Norman threatens to fly to Scotland to "dig up Robert Lewis Stevenson." But Robert Lewis Stevenson died and was buried in Samoa. See more »

Quotes

Truddi Chase: [an unnamed identity referring to Trudi] She's gone, Stanley. She's gone.
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Alternate Versions

Also released as a truncated 107 minute "movie" version. See more »

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Fact-based drama of an amazing survivor of incest and torture who triumphantly functions in her adult life with multiple personalities.
27 September 2006 | by BonnieRStillwaterSee all my reviews

Shelley Long is brilliant starring as Truddi Chase in this fact-based TV movie. Long's wide range of talent shows full force as she enacts every incident and nails each personality's character with such seamless grace, as if she herself was Truddi Chase. Co-star Alan Fudge captures his role well as Truddi's husband.

I have never seen such a credible, factual movie created so in sync (almost word for word) with the book which it was based on, "When Rabbit Howls", written by Truddi Chase.

Directed by Lamont Johnson, each scene guides the viewers through Truddi's life, with narrated childhood memories, accurately depicting her life's experiences without overwhelming violence. Clever ending shows Truddi's triumph over her stepfather's criminal abuse of her. Well done!


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