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

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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.

Cast

Nancy McKeon
as Tracey Thurman
Bruce Weitz
as Weinstein
Graham Jarvis
as Danziger
David Hooks
as Judge #1
Paul Comi
as Dempsey
Priscilla Pointer
as Tracey's Mother
Stu Levin
as Jury Foreman
Andrew Magarian
as Bystander
Madison Mason
as Officer Jones
Raymond O'Keefe
as Sgt. Smith
Al Pugliese
as Sgt. Kangas
Don Stark
as Officer Driscoll
David Wells
as Minister
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Very graphic, grisly story of a woman who was subjected to domestic abuse by her husband, abuse that could (and should) have been prevented. Hard-hitting and memorable.

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