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Taking Back Our Town (2001)

TV-PG | | Drama | TV Movie 10 December 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 »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Pat Melancon
... Emelda West
... James Melancon
... Lisa LaVie
... Catherine Melancon
Davenia McFadden ... Gloria
... Tammy
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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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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 »

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Emelda West: I don't see black or white, I just see wrong is wrong.
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This movie was outstanding!!!
15 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

This movie is similar to "Erin Brokavich" starring Julia Roberts. Laura Innes gave an excellent, breakout performance as Pat Melacon. This movie gave a creative storyline, great wrting to the true story of a woman, Pat Melacon. The other cast gave it their best, and hope they'll be noticed at the 2002 emmys. Must see movie.


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