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To Live Again (1998)

A loopy mother locks her teenage daughter in her room after allegedly showing signs of being crazy. Over a decade later, somebody finally investigates, removes the daughter from the ... See full summary »

Director:

Steven Schachter

Writers:

Caliope Brattlestreet (story), Stephen Glantz (story) | 3 more credits »
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1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bonnie Bedelia ... Iris Sayer
Annabeth Gish ... Karen Holmes
Timothy Carhart ... Hank
Beau Billingslea ... Judge Hillman
Frances Sternhagen ... Constance Holmes
Dennis Letts ... Dr. Moran
Brady Coleman ... Sheriff English
Art Tamez Art Tamez ... Caesar
Michael Costello ... D.A. Vic LeBlanc
Dell Aldrich Dell Aldrich ... Lawyer
Debra Eisenstadt ... Dr. Braddock
Rosalyn Sidewater Rosalyn Sidewater ... Nurse #1
Jackie Belvin Jackie Belvin ... Geena Sayer
Matthew Myles Wilson Matthew Myles Wilson ... Neighbor Boy
Steve Shearer ... Dr. Geary
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A loopy mother locks her teenage daughter in her room after allegedly showing signs of being crazy. Over a decade later, somebody finally investigates, removes the daughter from the mother's care, and attempts to rehabilitate the daughter. Written by Samuel Stoddard <ss1@christa.unh.edu>

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recovery | courtroom | See All (2) »

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Locked Away See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Citadel Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Handsomely mounted, well acted, but with cliched script
4 January 2002 | by herbqediSee all my reviews

Frances Sternhagen delivers a tour-de-force performance as Constance, a mother deranged by her own demons and prior horrors. Driven by fear and anxiety, she imprisons daughter Karin (Annabelle Gish,in a sensitive portrayal) in her room and abetted by drugs, effectively keeping the latter in a virtual coma for 16 years. Bonnie Bedelia, appropriately heroic and vulnerable, plays the sensitive social worker who stumbles onto the truth and fights to get Karin her life back. Karin's boyfriend is non-supportive at first, but eventually comes to realize the justness of Bedelia's crusade, and delivers big-time in a winning way. The on-location photography realizes its settings vividly and interestingly.

That's all the good news. The rest of the supporting characters, especially the medical and law enforcement personnel, are monolithic cliches. The dialogue is predictable and mundane. The score is generic, and the resolution protracted. In summary, this is harmless enough entertainment, and worth studying if you are a female actor, but otherwise run-of-the-mill fare.


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