Actors: Sissy Spacek, Jeff Daniels, Keith Szarabajka, Morgan Freeman, Fred Thompson
Genre: Biography, Drama
Run Time: 112:00 Final Format: DVD - NTSC Year: 1985
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Aspect Ratio: 16 X 9 LETTERBOX, Original Aspect Ratio - 2.35 Audio: Mono 1.0 - English
Pay the man, get out of prison. It's a sweet deal for the Tennessee officials who let killers and rapists go free for a price. And who would have the guts to defy the state's power elite? No one, except a courageous single mom named Marie Ragghianti. This gripping film tells the true story of a woman who became head of the Tennessee parole board, then stood up to lies, threats and murder to blow the whistle on her bosses - and send many of them, including the governor, to the pen. Sissy Spacek brings luminous intelligence to the role of Marie, and the remarkable supporting cast includes Morgan Freeman, Jeff Daniels and screen-debuting Fred Thompson (later a Tennessee senator) playing himself, Marie's real-life attorney.
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PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
One of my wife's favorite movies. Its pretty amazing what this woman endured to keep her job and to keep from going to prison on trumped up charges from a very corrupt TN Governor named Blanton who was among many illegal activities, releasing felons from prison for money. It also stars real life attorney / senator / actor Fred Thompson in his first movie role playing himself no less. Sissy Spaceck turns in a powerful performance in this 1970's era set movie. Very worth the time to watch.
A really great story how someone can get hooked into very corrupt processes but because they are true and honest can be left holding the bag. Made accountable because they wouldnt cheat and the powers that be are so dishonest. Very thought provocing and in the end Justice does have mercy. But really good and makes you think about those times when things dont add up and you cant understand what happened they just might not have been understandabe. A brave, brave soul.
She fought alone against a corrupt government and won! Of course, she also had help from her attorney, Fred Thompson, who was outstanding. We need more people like those two!
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