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True Women (1997)

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Covering nearly fifty years of mid-19th-century turmoil, from the tumultuous Texas Revolution to the early women's suffrage movement, "True Women" is a gripping tale of endurance, love, and above all, gritty female determination.

Director:

Karen Arthur

Writers:

Janice Woods Windle (book), Christopher Lofton (teleplay)
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dana Delany ... Sarah McClure
Annabeth Gish ... Euphemia Ashby (adult)
Angelina Jolie ... Georgia Virginia Lawshe Woods
Tina Majorino ... Young Euphemia Ashby
Rachael Leigh Cook ... Georgia Lawshe - as a Young Girl
Michael York ... Lewis Lawshe
Jeffrey Nordling ... Dr. Peter Woods
Salli Richardson-Whitfield ... Martha (as Salli Richardson)
Tony Todd ... Ed Tom
Julie Carmen ... Cherokee Lawshe
Matthew Glave ... William King
John Schneider ... Sam Houston
Michael Greyeyes ... Tarantula
Anne Tremko ... Matilda Lockhart
Irene Bedard ... Tobe
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Storyline

True Women is a sweeping saga of love, war and adventure. Spanning five decades from the Texas Revolution through the Civil War, Reconstruction and beyond, True Women is the story of the love, friendship, survival and triumphs of Sarah Ashby McClure, Euphemia Ashby King and Georgia Lawshe Woods. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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To defend their territory, they will go to the very end... See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, sensuality and diverse thematic elements | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

1835 - Der grosse Treck nach Texas See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Debut for Hilary Duff and Haylie Duff, both having uncredited parts. See more »

Goofs

In the battle of San Jacinto scenes, in the first daylight shot where the women are waiting for their men to return, a car drives by from right to left in the background. See more »

Quotes

Sarah McClure: I don't think our loved ones make our life. But lovin' them does.
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Well done true historical film
14 December 2000 | by smothersnenaSee all my reviews

True Women is a very well done film. It is about my own ancestors. Sarah and Euphemia were my ggg grand aunts, being sisters to my ggg grandmother [who was not in the fim]...but she was on the runaway scrape. I was thrilled to view this film, among the tears. I so enjoyed this film of my ancestry history, I flew to Texas to Seguin, where the film was made, and went on the True Women tour. As a young girl I had even lived in Seguin, Tx in the 4-5th grades. I met Mrs. King, Janice Windle's mother, took rolls and rolls of film, but the biggest thrill was walking thru the Peach Creek home of Sarah. I could hear the echoes of my ancestors and I peeped thru the rifle slots and could see Tildie and Sarah hanging by their arms under the trees where the Indians had tied them. I heard the cries of their anquish and felt a tremor thru my body that only a bond of kinship could bring. I did a review on this film in my college Film class and got a 4. for it. I watch this film often as I bought it and the book. I await Janice's sequel, Hill Country, to be also made into a film. An excellent job was done in the making of this true historic and ancestry film of my ancestors. I commend the producers and the actress and actors who portrayed my loved ones from the past. thank you..Nena Smothers


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