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      A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story

      TV-14 1989 1 hr. 36 min. Drama List
      Reviews 92% 500+ Ratings Audience Score In this drama based on a true story, Tracey Thurman (Nancy McKeon) attempts to escape her abusive marriage to Buck (Dale Midkiff). Even after Tracey gains a restraining order, he continues to torment her. Eventually, he viciously attacks Tracey, stabbing her multiple times. Remarkably, she survives the assault, but decides to sue the police department because she was not adequately protected. Tracey's legal battle leads to the adoption of a law to help prevent similar situations. Read More Read Less

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      Melissa H One of my all time favorite movies. This movie is so accurate it's not funny. And the main characters ( Tracy and Buck) was played by two amazing actors/actresses. I grew up in a abusive home : my father was a Vietnam vet who suffered from untreated PTSD because of what he went through especially with being a POW two different times- he received the purple heart and he was a bad (extremely bad) alcoholic: and this movie was wrote in a way that is 100% accurate about abusive husbands and what the wife goes through. My heart breaks every time for the real Tracy Thurman. From the first time I ever watched this movie I have prayed for her and her children. To the writer, producer, and the actress who played Tracy and the actor that played Buck...thank you so much for this movie and for the respect that was shown to the real Tracy Thurman for telling her story. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/29/24 Full Review Mary jane H THANK YOU GOOGLE, SOOO MUCH FOR HARD DEDICATION WORK THROUGH OUT THE WORLD. FIRST OFF I BEEN TRYING TRYING SINCE 2 MONTHS AGO, TO WATCH THE FULL MOVIE, NANCY MCEON CRY FOR HELP,THE TRACEY THURMON STORY. IT ONLY SHOWS TRAILOR, I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE FULL MOVIE. PLEASE HELP TO GET THE FULL MOVIE ON MY PHONE. ITS BERN REDICULOUS, TO GET IT. THEY KEEP SHOWING THE TRAILOR. I WOULD LIME THE FULL MOVIE PLEASE. THANK YOU, SOOO MUCH, 5STARZALWAYS Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/19/24 Full Review Audience Member THIS WAS A VERY GOOD MOVIE UNFORTUNATELY A TRUE STORY BUT VERY SAD!!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member 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. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/28/23 Full Review Audience Member Not my kind of story but done very well. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member It is Astonishing that this really happened...:|Well portrayed by Dale Midkiff & Nancy McKeon!!!! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis In this drama based on a true story, Tracey Thurman (Nancy McKeon) attempts to escape her abusive marriage to Buck (Dale Midkiff). Even after Tracey gains a restraining order, he continues to torment her. Eventually, he viciously attacks Tracey, stabbing her multiple times. Remarkably, she survives the assault, but decides to sue the police department because she was not adequately protected. Tracey's legal battle leads to the adoption of a law to help prevent similar situations.
      Director
      Robert Markowitz
      Screenwriter
      Beth Sullivan
      Production Co
      Dick Clark Productions
      Rating
      TV-14
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English