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Against Her Will: The Carrie Buck Story (1994)

Carrie Buck is an intellectually-disabled young woman who is persuaded to fight against the courts for custody of her newborn daughter after being declared mentally incompetent, therefore ... See full summary »

Director:

John David Coles

Writer:

Brian L. Ross (as Brian Ross)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marlee Matlin ... Carrie Buck
Melissa Gilbert ... Melissa Prentice
Peter Frechette ... Adam White
Pat Hingle ... Arthur Kent
Joe Inscoe ... Ian Strand
John Bennes John Bennes ... Governor Trinkle
James Martin Jr. James Martin Jr. ... Campaign manager
Elaine Nalee ... Alice Evans
Terry Loughlin ... Joseph Evans
Sharyn Greene Sharyn Greene ... Elizabeth Lake
Moses Gibson Moses Gibson ... Feenie
Trenton McDevitt Trenton McDevitt ... Gregory Lake (as Trent McDevitt)
Tammy Arnold ... Miss Frederick
J. Michael Hunter J. Michael Hunter ... Dr. Harry Laughlin
Laddy Sartin Laddy Sartin ... Journalist
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Carrie Buck is an intellectually-disabled young woman who is persuaded to fight against the courts for custody of her newborn daughter after being declared mentally incompetent, therefore unable to raise her own child by herself. She is also threatened with sterilization so she won't have any more children who might also be disabled. Written by Matthew Patay

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A tragic story
20 July 2018 | by bellafloor-69563See all my reviews

It might not be the best of acting, however I think it was. The story itself is very important. At the beginning you wonder about what you're watching but it gets more and more intense. Very much worth watching. A story to love.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A História de Carrie Buck See more »

Filming Locations:

Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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