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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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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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Exceptional Movie a must see
17 June 2014 | by jameswilliams784See all my reviews

WOW, what an exceptional movie this is. True story about a rape victim and the aftermath and how she becomes a strong advocate for rape victims. I have read the book (which is very good) and the movie follows the book fairly well. We understand that Nancy has her flaws, she had an affair before the rape but Nancy with her flaws is a strong woman in the end. The acting is great especially Patricia Wettig, by far her best performance. Great storytelling, great supporting actors, the movie moves a a good pace. My only disparaging thought about this movies was that it was a made for TV movie. Not enough people see this type of movie and its a story that needs to get out. If you get a chance to see this movie or read the book by all means do so.


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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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1.33 : 1
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