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Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story (2019)

TV-14 | | Thriller | TV Movie 19 January 2019
A young journalist looks behind the curtain of a nearby mental hospital, only to uncover the grim and gruesome acts they bestow upon their "patients".

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Karen Moncrieff

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Helen Childress
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Cast

Credited cast:
Josh Bowman ... Dr. Josiah
Lauren Cochrane ... Nurse Lila
Nikki Duval ... Nurse Fenton
Kathleen Gallagher ... Black-haired crazy patient
Mark Hildreth ... Bats
Muriel Hogue Muriel Hogue ... Damaris
Judith Light ... Matron Grady
Johise Namwira ... Johari
Angela Narth ... Grey-haired patient
Kim Palmer Kim Palmer ... Asylum Patient
Christina Ricci ... Nellie
Anja Savcic ... Lottie
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A young journalist looks behind the curtain of a nearby mental hospital, only to uncover the grim and gruesome acts they bestow upon their "patients".

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story See more »

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Bly Films, Julijette See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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This movie is based on Nellie Bly's book, "Ten Days in A Mad-House," which was published in 1887. The book details her experiences while living undercover at Bellevue Hospital, a women's insane asylum on Blackwell's Island, New York, for ten days. The assignment to fake insanity and study a mental institution from within had been given to her by Joseph Pulitzer. She documented that the living conditions and treatment of the mental patients were dreadful. Bly wrote: "The insane asylum on Blackwell's Island is a human rat-trap. It is easy to get in, but once there, it is impossible to get out." See more »

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It's okay by Lifetime standards
20 January 2019 | by pmtelefonSee all my reviews

I spend many Saturday nights watching Lifetime movies. They're usually okay. They're usually about some bad husband or bad boyfriend. They usually have an attractive cast. They're also not shy about cleavage. That usually gets me through most of their movies. There's none of that in this one (bummer). "Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story" is made watchable by the always dreamy Christina Ricci. Unfortunately, this movie is pretty forgettable.


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