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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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In the old west, men made the rules... and women broke them. 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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Wonderful!
15 October 2001 | by freshman39See all my reviews

I saw this movie when it first appeared on television, and when renting videos recently, I saw this title, and remember being impressed. I rented it, and was delighted all over again! What a wonderful movie! It is interesting to watch - The stories evoke curiosity and passion for history, something seldom seen in movies, much less made-for-television movies. The acting was beautiful! Every actor performed with realism, and with a passion for their characters.

I have only one complaint: Not enough of Matilda Lockhart´s story was told. I found her character to be most interesting, and her fate to be the one that stuck with me long after I saw it. Anne Tremko, the actress who played Matilda, is spectacular! She was understated yet interesting, and her enthusiasm for the role lit up the screen. After seeing this, I rented the few other movies she was in. While only two were particularly good (The Member of the Wedding and My Antonia), she did a great job with what she had in each and every picture.

I thoroughly enjoyed this movie, and Anne Tremko´s performance, as well. I recommend this movie to anyone who enjoys history, movies, or being uplifted.


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