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Sybil (2007)

TV-14 | | Drama | TV Movie 7 June 2008
A true story of a young woman whose abusive childhood results in her developing a multiple personality disorder.


Joseph Sargent


John Pielmeier (teleplay), Flora Rheta Schreiber (book)
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Credited cast:
Jessica Lange ... Dr. Cornelia Wilbur
Tammy Blanchard ... Sybil Dorset
Ron White ... Dr. Atcheson
JoBeth Williams ... Hattie Dorsett
Alison Murray Alison Murray ... Young Sybil
Fab Filippo Fab Filippo ... Ramon
Brian Downey ... Willard
Brianna MacDonald Brianna MacDonald ... Young Lulu
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joey Campbell Joey Campbell ... University Student
David Patrick Flemming David Patrick Flemming ... Young Doctor (as David Flemming)
Michael Ray Fox ... University Student (as Michael Fox)
Gary Levert Gary Levert ... Art teacher
David Wm. Marsh ... Ominous Man
Liam McNamara Liam McNamara ... Tommy
Marlane O'Brien Marlane O'Brien ... Bartender


A true story of a young woman whose abusive childhood results in her developing a multiple personality disorder.

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Despite the statement at the film's end, Sybil's artwork was never hidden away and only rediscovered after her death. Though never successful as an artist during her lifetime, for many years she had small exhibits of her work in local galleries under her real name of Shirley A. Mason, and she frequently painted commissioned works for friends. These include some of the pieces reproduced at the end of the film. See more »


Dr. Cornelia Wilbur: This isn't about psychiatry or Sybil or anything else, It's about me not knowing my place!
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In memory of our dear friend and colleague Phyllis Huffman See more »


Version of Sybil (1976) See more »

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Jessica and Tammy Deliver Standout Performances
7 December 2010 | by jakephallSee all my reviews

Why this remake which is far more truthful than the 1976 MOW starring Sally Field didn't get more attention is a mystery? Lifetime has aired it a few times in 2010, since CBS failed give it a huge MOW, when it was finally aired in the US. Hopefully it will be released on DVD soon, if you have the chance it is worth watching. Tammy Blanchard and Jessica Lange deserved Emmy, Golden Globe, and SAG, nominations for this gem. Both actresses bring emotional depth and humility to the characters they are playing. The subject matter is heart breaking, as the story unfolds and you learn all that Sybil has survived in her past. Her life is unfolding and she finally meets someone who can help. As they begin treatment, both women grow and face their deepest fears. Bringing darkness to the light and helping make history.

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7 June 2008 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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