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Chattahoochee
     

Chattahoochee

Director: Mick Jackson

Cast: Gary Oldman, Dennis Hopper, Frances McDormand

 

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Since Chattahoochee is a story based on true events, it may seem absurd to suggest that the actual events of Chattahoochee are pirated from other true-life tales like Gideon's Trumpet. But it certainly seems as if true stories are just as derivative as any fictional narrative coming out of Hollywood. The Chattahoochee saga details the

Overview

Since Chattahoochee is a story based on true events, it may seem absurd to suggest that the actual events of Chattahoochee are pirated from other true-life tales like Gideon's Trumpet. But it certainly seems as if true stories are just as derivative as any fictional narrative coming out of Hollywood. The Chattahoochee saga details the Emmett Foley (Gary Oldman) story. The film takes place in 1955, when Foley, a Korean war veteran depressed and shattered by continual unemployment, snaps and shoots up his neighborhood, hoping that the police will come and shoot him down like a crazed dog so that his wife Mae (Frances McDormand) can collect on the insurance money. Instead of being gunned down by the law enforcement officers, he is sent to Chattahoochee, a notorious prison for the mentally ill which makes The Snake Pit look like a vacation in Bermuda. The gruesome conditions in the jail send Foley into listlessness. But then his anger gets the better of him and, encouraged by a friend, Walker Benson (Dennis Hopper), he begins sending letters to the authorities protesting the sub-human conditions in the mental facility. Due to his efforts, a state commission is formed to investigate conditions in Chattahoochee, and Foley has a chance to tell the world of the horrible conditions.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/16/2003
UPC:
0027616895417
Original Release:
1989
Rating:
R
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:38:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Original theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gary Oldman Emmett Foley
Dennis Hopper Walker Benson
Frances McDormand Mae Foley
Pamela Reed Earlene
Ned Beatty Dr. Harwood
M. Emmet Walsh Morris
Raul Apartella First Man at Investigation
Shane Baily Orell
Kevin Barber Upside-down Inmate
Don Wayne Bass First Guard
Suzi Bass Harwood's Secretary
Peggy Beasley Mae's Mother
John Brasington Dr. Towney
F. Drucilla Brookshire Actor
Gary Bullock Sadistic Attendant
Traber Burns Miami Cop
Jerry Campbell Inmate in Tunnel
Kevin Campbell Inmate in Cesspool
Marc Clement Theo
Kathryn Cobb Miami Nurse
Bill Collins Actor
Matt Craven Lonny
James "Fred" Culclasure Hymn-singing Inmate
Bud Davis Actor
William de Acutis Missy
David Dwyer Goading Attendant
Michael Easler Attendant
Wilbur Fitzgerald Duane
David Fitzsimmons Ambulance Driver
Kristi Frankenheimer Weather Girl
Jim Gloster Miami Attendant
Robert Gravel Lucas
Dorothy L. Grissom Hardin Women on Street
E. Pat Hall Inmate in Movie Theater
Bob Hannah Karl
Whitey Hughes Mr. Johnson
Roger Jackson Inmate
Gary Klar Clarence
B.J. Koonce Woman at Investigation
Charles Lawler Actor
Joe Loy Quincy Cop
Wesley Mann Actor
Mykel Mariette Male Nurse
Mindy Marin Actor
Yvonne Denise Mason Ella
Douglas F. McDaniel Jimbob
Wallace Merck Patrolman
Tim Monich Cop
Laurens Moore Pa Foley
Mary Moore Ma Foley
George Nannerello Patient Without Shoes
William Newman Jonathan
Ralph Pace Leonard
Richard Portnow Dr. Debner
Jim E. Quick Dr. Everly
Randy Randolph Miami Guard
Jill Rankin Governor's Secretary
Chris Robertson Actor
Timothy Scott Harley
Perry Simpson Actor
Lee Wilkof Vernon
Ed Grady Stream of Conciousness Man
C.K. Bibby Baker

Technical Credits
Mick Jackson Director
Bob Arrollo Makeup
Sue Baden-Powell Co-producer
James Cresson Screenwriter
John Daly Executive Producer
Bud Davis Stunts
Andrew Dunn Cinematographer
Don Fairservice Editor
Joseph T. Garrity Production Designer
Cathy Mickel Gibson Production Designer
Derek Gibson Executive Producer
Richard Helmer Special Effects
James Hicks Screenwriter
John Keane Score Composer
Celeste Lee Set Decoration/Design
Karen Patch Costumes/Costume Designer
Aaron Schwab Co-producer,Producer
Faye Schwab Co-producer,Producer
Pat Tagliaferro Art Director

Scene Index

Side #1 -- [WS]
1. Main Title/Rampage [7:01]
2. Through the Heart [1:26]
3. Really Upset [5:08]
4. Maximum Security [:41]
5. Looney Bin [4:42]
6. Missin' It [2:06]
7. Crazy or Not? [2:45]
8. Dreams of Escape [4:26]
9. Solitary Confinement [4:51]
10. Family Visit [2:00]
11. Habeus Corpus [3:21]
12. Next of Kin [3:20]
13. Escape [2:10]
14. Paperwork [3:31]
15. Fight for Freedom [4:25]
16. Epilogue/End Credits [:52]
Side #2 -- [FS]
1. Main Title/Rampage [7:01]
2. Through the Heart [1:26]
3. Really Upset [5:08]
4. Maximum Security [:41]
5. Looney Bin [4:42]
6. Missin' It [2:06]
7. Crazy or Not? [2:45]
8. Dreams of Escape [4:26]
9. Solitary Confinement [4:51]
10. Family Visit [2:00]
11. Habeus Corpus [3:21]
12. Next of Kin [3:20]
13. Escape [2:10]
14. Paperwork [3:31]
15. Fight for Freedom [4:25]
16. Epilogue/End Credits [:52]

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