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Cracked Up (2018)

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In Cracked Up we witness the effects adverse childhood experiences can have across a lifetime through the incredible story of actor, comedian, master impressionist and Saturday Night Live ... See full summary »

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Michelle Esrick
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Credited cast:
Darrell Hammond ... Self
Larry Laskowski ... Self - Darrell's Friend
Lorne Michaels ... Self - Creator, Saturday Night Live
Steve Higgins ... Self - Producer, Saturday Night Live
Nabil Kotbi ... Self - Assoc. Professor of Clinical Psychiatry (as Nabil Kotbi MD)
Bessel van der Kolk ... Self - Author, The Body Keeps the Score (as Bessel van der Kolk MD)
Whoopi Goldberg ... Self
Louie Zakarian Louie Zakarian ... Self - Makeup Artist
Elizabeth Stein ... Self - Writer
Christopher Ashley ... Self - Director
Kip Holden Kip Holden ... Self - Mayor, Baton Rouge
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Truman Capote ... Self (archive footage)
Bill Clinton ... Self (archive footage)
Margaret Hammond ... Self - Darrell's Mother (archive footage)
Max Hammond ... Self - Darrell's Father (archive footage)
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In Cracked Up we witness the effects adverse childhood experiences can have across a lifetime through the incredible story of actor, comedian, master impressionist and Saturday Night Live veteran, Darrell Hammond. Behind the scenes Darrell suffered from debilitating flashbacks, self injury, addiction and misdiagnosis, until the right doctor isolated the key to unlocking the memories his brain kept locked away for over 50 years. Cracked Up, director Michelle Esrick, creates an inspiring balance between comedy and tragedy helping us understand the impact of toxic stress and childhood trauma in a new light, breaking down barriers of stigma and replacing shame with compassion and hope.

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The Worst Crime is Being Expected Not to Tell

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Important documentary; everyone should watch

My coworker recommended this film because my husband works with foster children who have had trauma in their early years. I really feel that this film reiterates everything I've learned from him regarding this subject. Trauma affects the brain like a disease; especially early childhood trauma. It's devastating that Darrell was misdiagnosed for so many years, but he is so brave to speak about it later in life. There is much to learn from his experiences. This is just another instance of victims not being able to get the treatment and assistance they need to embark in their healing process. I'm very glad he was able to get the help he needed. It also sheds light on the fact that his abuse could've been stopped throughout his childhood if just one person had questioned his injuries. Obviously he grew up in a different time, but we still have appalling child abuse cases today. There is much to learn from this incredible documentary.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 2019 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$5,310, 15 September 2019

Gross USA:

$9,197

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,197
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