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Martha Behind Bars (2005)

In 2004, Martha Stewart is convicted of charges related to the ImClone stock trading case and serves five months in prison.

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Eric Bross

Writer:

Charles F. Bohl (as Charlie Bohl)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cybill Shepherd ... Martha Stewart
Gale Harold ... Peter Bacanovic
Sabine Singh ... Lexi Stewart
Jonathan Higgins ... John Cuti
A.C. Peterson ... John Morvillo (as Alan C. Peterson)
David Alpay ... Douglas Faneuil
Julie Khaner ... Mariana Pasternak
Lori Hallier ... Susan Lyne
Jackie Burroughs ... Big Martha
Alec McClure Alec McClure ... Kevin Sharkey
Deborah Tennant ... Ann Armstrong
Robert Verlaque ... Sam Waksal
Kyra Harper ... Doris
Karen LeBlanc ... Joanne (as Karen Leblanc)
Karen Robinson ... Jackie
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In 2004, Martha Stewart is convicted of charges related to the ImClone stock trading case and serves five months in prison.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'ambition d'une femme See more »

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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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Martha Stewart: [screaming at camera crew] *Where* is my favorite serrated carving knife?
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Follows Martha, Inc.: The Story of Martha Stewart (2003) See more »

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Banal stupidity
12 October 2005 | by Rogue-32See all my reviews

Got to see this last night on the Lifetime channel, and I have to say it wasn't worth the wait - what a ridiculous waste of time, for all concerned. Gale Harold (a brilliant actor) was completely underused, and Shepherd, although she turned in another competent portrayal of Stewart, was given nothing even remotely inspired to work with. The whole thing felt contrived from the get-go, with no sense of reality; this got even more pronounced during the actual prison segment, which was depicted more like a sorority house with a bad cook, no linen and no tablecloths. None of the characters felt like living, breathing, genuine people, and the script never went beneath the surface to reveal anything that felt truthful; it was like Stewart herself had given them permission to do the movie but also warned them not to include one second of footage that would humiliate her (or, in actuality, humanize her) in any way.


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