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Against Her Will: The Carrie Buck Story

1994
1h 30m
Drama
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Cast

Marlee Matlin (Carrie Buck)Melissa Gilbert (Melissa Prentice)Peter Frechette (Adam White)Pat Hingle (Arthur Kent)Joe Inscoe (Ian Strand)John Bennes (Governor Trinkle)James Martin Jr. (Campaign manager)Elaine Nalee (Alice Evans)Terry Loughlin (Joseph Evans)Sharyn Greene (Elizabeth Lake)Moses Gibson (Feenie)Trenton McDevitt (Gregory Lake)Tammy Arnold (Miss Frederick)J. Michael Hunter (Dr. Harry Laughlin)Laddy Sartin (Journalist)Mark Jeffrey Miller (Orderly #1)Michael Burgess (Black Man)Nello Tare (Willem Sherman)

Director

John David Coles

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Synopsis

Carrie Buck is an intellectually-disabled young woman who is persuaded to fight against the courts for custody of her newborn daughter after being declared mentally incompetent, therefore unable to raise her own child by herself. She is also threatened with sterilization so she won't have any more children who might also be disabled.

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