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Taking Back Our Town (2001)

A true story about a concerned housewife, Pat Melancon, who tries to block Shintech, a massive Japanese petrochemical conglomerate, from building a plant in her toxic township already known... See full summary »

Director:

Sam Pillsbury

Writers:

Monte Stettin (teleplay), Susanna Styron (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Laura Innes ... Pat Melancon
Ruby Dee ... Emelda West
Chris Bauer ... James Melancon
Myndy Crist ... Lisa LaVie
Hallee Hirsh ... Catherine Melancon
Finn Carter
Keith Szarabajka
Davenia McFadden Davenia McFadden ... Gloria
Tim DeKay
Garrett M. Brown
Randle Mell
John DiMaggio
Kate Norby ... Tammy
Virginia Capers
Paul Vincent O'Connor
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Storyline

A true story about a concerned housewife, Pat Melancon, who tries to block Shintech, a massive Japanese petrochemical conglomerate, from building a plant in her toxic township already known as "cancer alley". Pat and a few newly recruited, fledgling activitsts face the full force of Shintech's wealth and influence peddling, which has bought the cooperation of the government from the local level all the way up to the Governor's office. Written by Anonymous

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Sometimes ordinary women become heroes.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Few Good Hearts See more »

Filming Locations:

Portland, Oregon, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This film was based on a series of articles by Christi Daugherty, an investigative journalist who exposed the real-life environmental violations at the Shintech chemical plant in Convent, Louisiana, which form the factual basis for the story. The articles were published in New Orleans-based publication, 'Gambit Weekly', and also taken up by various global news organizations, including the New York Times. See more »

Quotes

Emelda West: You know anyone who can put words in my mouth? No no no.
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The best "Lifetime" network Movie of all-time!!!
9 December 2001 | by tvsf411See all my reviews

Laura Innes,"ER", stars in the movie that critics called, "A Must See Movie! The talented Laura Innes gave her best performance ever! ". Laura Innes (NBC's "ER" as Dr. Kerry Weaver") gave an outstanding performance as Pat Melacon, a concerned housewife who tries to stop a chemical plant from being built in a already polluted city. The city is called "Cancer Alley". Laura's character in this true story movie is simlar to other REAL-LIFE HEROS like Martin Luther King and Gandhi. This movie airs on "Lifetime" Network and premieres on December 10, 2001(check your local listings). I hope that this movie gets reconized at the 2002 Primetime Emmy Awards and any other award show. You can catch Laura Innes on NBC's "ER" Thursdays @ 10p/9c


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