Not Without My Daughter (1991)




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This docudrama is an adaptation of the story of Betty Mahmoody (Sally Fields) who traveled to Teheran in the mid-'80s with her Iranian husband (Alfred Molina) and four-year-old daughter. Once back on his native soil after 20 years in the United States, her husband, the aptly named Moody, undergoes a personality transformation and he decides that he and his family will never go back to the U.S. He takes away Betty's credit cards and passport, and forbids her to use the telephone or to leave home. … More

Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense, Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: David W. Rintels, Pat Riddle
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 2, 2001
MGM Home Entertainment


as Betty Mahmoody

as Houssein

as Nicole

as Ameh Bozorg

as Grandpa

as Doctor

as Ameh Bozorg

as Baba Hajji

as Aga Hakim

as Koran Teacher

as Miss Nassimi

as Khanun Shaheen

as Mahtob's Teacher

as Mohsen's Companion

as Iranian Soldier

as Iranian Soldier

as Grandpa

as Mohsen's Companion
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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | November 24, 2008
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | August 18, 2008
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for Not Without My Daughter

Unlike the Mini Series, the Movie stayed true to the spirit of the book.

Wahida K

Super Reviewer

A depressing but courageous movie. It made me dislike those cultural beliefs even more.

Lafe Fredbjornson

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Very well done, intelligent film.

Leigh Ryan

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