Monday, February 16, 2009

Cry for Help, A: The Tracey Thurman Story (1989) TV Movie

Tracey Thurman was a real-life Connecticut housewife who, throughout her marriage, suffered horrendous abuse at the hands of her husband. The beatings culminate in a single bloody night when Buck Thurman stabs his estranged wife 13 times. She survives--barely--and Buck is arrested. Having failed to get proper protection from the local police force, Tracey successfully sued the officers in 1989. The long-range result was the Thurman Law, which called for mandatory arrests in wife-beating cases in Connecticut and several other states. Nancy McKeon, who plays Tracey Thurman in A Cry for Help, starred in the film in the hope that it would prevent Buck Thurman's early release from prison. A Cry For Help: The Tracy Thurman Story first aired on October 2, 1989; Thurman was scheduled for release in 1991. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story (1989) TV Movie
Cast: Bruce Weitz, Burton Collins, Dale Midkiff, David Ciminello, David Wohl, Graham Jarvis, Nancy McKeon, Philip Baker Hall, Priscilla Pointer, Seth Isler

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