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Locked Up: A Mother's Rage (1991)

A recently divorced woman with children meets a man who seems nice and gives her some cash to hold for him. What she doesn't know is he is being watched by authorities and that this man was... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cheryl Ladd ... Annie Gallagher
Jean Smart ... Cathy
Dean Norris ... Mike
Ariana Richards ... Kelly Gallagher
Angela Bassett ... Willie
Kimberly Scott ... Sherisse
Vanessa Marquez ... Yo-Yo
Peter Reckell ... Danny
Diana Muldaur ... Frances
Joshua Harris Joshua Harris ... Shawn
Sarah Martineck Sarah Martineck ... Lisa (as Sarah Martinek)
April Ortiz ... Teresa
Karen Hensel Karen Hensel ... Cookie
Teryn Jenkins Teryn Jenkins
Matthew Faison Matthew Faison
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A recently divorced woman with children meets a man who seems nice and gives her some cash to hold for him. What she doesn't know is he is being watched by authorities and that this man was a drug dealer. He is arrested along with her and then he lies under oath naming her as his drug dealer. His "cooperating" is to testify against her in court and the circumstantial case is strong. Written by kateann1027

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29 October 1991 (USA) See more »

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Other Side of Love See more »

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Color (CFI)

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1.33 : 1
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The film opens with a statement, "Based on a true story", and closes with statistics about women and their families in the U.S. prison system, based on the documentary "They're Doing My Time" (2006) by Patricia Foulkrod. See more »

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Worth watching commentary about prison mothers
26 July 1999 | by FISHCAKESee all my reviews

The story concerns a mother of three sent to prison for 15 years for a crime she did not commit,on the testimony of the real drug dealer who got off on a 1 to 3 plea bargain as a reward for his perjury. Perhaps this isn't the greatest social drama ever made, but it points up the unreliability of our justice system, and the total inadequacy of any plan to care for children of convicted women, guilty or not. Also illustrated is the the fact that violent (20%) and non-violent (80%) inmates are all treated alike once in the clink. Our totally wrong-headed drug laws are responsible for most people in prison today, although the film doesn't emphasize this particularly. It's a film well-acted and produced and better edited than most TV movies. Jean Smart, an alumna of Ashland, Oregon's Shakespeare Festival, is a stand-out performer as the victim's sister. Her life is as much disrupted by the wrongful incarceration as that of the victim, played winningly by Cheryl Ladd. It's well worth a watch.


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