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Prison of Secrets (1997)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama | TV Movie 16 March 1997
Lynn Schaffer is willfully irresponsible once too often, gets fired and refuses a plea-bargain with her employer. She's now convicted and because of this uncooperative attitude gets the ... See full summary »

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Fred Gerber

Writer:

Layce Gardner
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephanie Zimbalist ... Lynn Schaffer
Finola Hughes ... Angie
Gary Frank ... Larry Schaffer
Rusty Schwimmer ... Carla
Kimberly Russell ... Frannie
Tasia Valenza ... Maria
Joel Polis ... Brad
Dale Dickey ... Harriet
Paige Moss ... Betsy
Stephanie Sawyer ... Carey
Brian Smiar Brian Smiar ... Joe
Janni Brenn Janni Brenn ... Sheila
Dan Lauria ... Sergeant Ed Crang
Joel McKinnon Miller ... Dennis
Stephen Quadros ... Stu
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Lynn Schaffer is willfully irresponsible once too often, gets fired and refuses a plea-bargain with her employer. She's now convicted and because of this uncooperative attitude gets the maximum sentence, 10 years in a women's jail wing. Model husband Larry, who wasn't informed of her dumb schemes is left running her appeal, the household and spoiled daughter who now feels abandoned. Since most inmates are junkies or prostitutes, sergeant Ed Crang and fellow corrupt jailers can run a 'favors in kind exchange'. For rebels, it gets worse. Larry however has his own radio show, so it all hangs on gathering proof. Written by KGF Vissers

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Drugs, Prostitution, Corruption were not her crimes... They were her punishment. See more »

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Innanför murarna See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color
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MILES AWAY
Music & Lyrics by Joey Newman
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This happens to be one of my favorite movies.
29 December 2004 | by TurquaduckSee all my reviews

This movie was based on a true story, so it was supposed to be rather accurate. However, I realize that some details were probably jazzed up a little bit. This movie revealed some of the terrible things that can and DO happen in places that are supposedly secure and trustworthy. It just goes to show that some people are less honest and sometimes dangerous. I thought the female guard, Sheila, had a lot of charisma. She really risked a lot to help Lynn, but in the end she helped to stop one of the worst criminal circumstances in our nation. I liked how Lynn took it upon herself to help others inside the female prison, or at least tried to help. It shows that she really cared about the safety of these women and that is saying something for her.


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