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Taking Back My Life: The Nancy Ziegenmeyer Story (1992)

True story about a rape victim who took a stand that rape is never the victim's fault and inspired many other victims who felt shame about what had happened to them to speak out.

Director:

Harry Winer

Writer:

April Smith
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patricia Wettig ... Nancy Ziegenmeyer
Stephen Lang ... Steven Ziegenmeyer
Shelley Hack ... Nan Horvat
Joanna Cassidy ... Geneva Overholser
Gina Hecht ... Deanne
Eileen Brennan ... Vicky Martin
Ellen Burstyn ... Wilma
Joe Dorsey ... Detective Roth
Susan Walden ... Dr. Kees
Eric Ware Eric Ware ... Bobby Lee Smith
Ray McKinnon ... Les
Anthony Herrera Anthony Herrera ... Owens
Grayson Fricke Grayson Fricke ... Nick
Lonnie R. Smith Jr. Lonnie R. Smith Jr. ... Blue Eyes
Kristen Ziegenmeyer Kristen Ziegenmeyer ... Sissy
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True story about a rape victim who took a stand that rape is never the victim's fault and inspired many other victims who felt shame about what had happened to them to speak out.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Coragem de Uma Mulher See more »

Filming Locations:

Memphis, Tennessee, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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first rate
7 April 2002 | by dtucker86See all my reviews

I first read Nancy Ziegenmeyer's story in an issue of Reader's Digest. I also read about her in People and Good Housekeeping and of course read her book as well. This is a fine film about a courageous woman. What got me about the film was it showed Nancy as warts and all. She was promiscuous and did have an affair before the rape. Still, she showed a lot of courage in speaking out the way she did to help others. Also I like the fact that the man who raped her was sentenced to life in prison with no parole.


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