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The Cracker Factory (1979)

Suicidal suburban housewife drifts in and out of asylums.

Director:

Burt Brinckerhoff

Writers:

Joyce Burditt (novel) (as Joyce Rebeta-Burditt), Richard Alan Shapiro (as Richard Shapiro)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Natalie Wood ... Cassie Barrett
Perry King ... Dr. Edwin Alexander
Peter Haskell ... Charlie Barrett
Shelley Long ... Cara
Vivian Blaine ... Helen
Marian Mercer ... Eleanor
Juliet Mills ... Tinkerbell
Shane Butterworth ... Greg Barrett
David Comfort David Comfort ... Steven Barrett
Tonya Crowe ... Jenny Barrett
Robert Perault Robert Perault ... Bobby Barrett
Art Evans ... Abdul
Donald Hotten Donald Hotten ... Ludwig
Sydney Lassick ... Ernie
Delia Salvi Delia Salvi ... Norma
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Suicidal suburban housewife drifts in and out of asylums.

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The only way to stop feeling trapped was to stop feeling at all. [Video Australia]

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Diario íntimo de una mujer casada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Cleveland housewife who doesn't get human support has an alcohol problem.
20 February 2005 | by paultrefzger-1See all my reviews

An underrated TV movie.

Though it's a little dated and the variety of psychiatric stereotypes is a little annoying, but really it's a very good TV movie that I wish were available on video. It's one of Natalie Wood's best performances and she captures the Cassie Barrett character right on. The Cleveland setting gives it a great middle America setting and Marian Mercer, Shelley Long (before "Cheers") and the supporting cast are as up for this as is Natalie.

It's about alcoholism and promotes AA but doesn't go overboard in preaching to us. To the contrary, The "Cassie" character, thanks to the writing and to Natalie Wood, kick the wind out of the "typical" therapy people and methods.


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