Sissy Spacek
Director: Roger Donaldson Cast: Sissy Spacek
Sissy Spacek
, Jeff Daniels
Jeff Daniels
, Keith Szarabajka
Keith Szarabajka
Roger Donaldson


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Based on a true story, this drama stars Sissy Spacek as Marie Ragghianti, a Tennessee housewife stuck in a bad marriage with an abusive husband and caring for a child with long-term health problems. Determined to turn her life around, Marie leaves her husband and goes back to school. Against long odds, she completes her college degree and is able to land a job with the Tennessee State Government. Thanks to hard work and being in the right place at the right time, Marie moves up the ladder to become the head of the Tennessee Parole Board. However, the more authority Marie gains, the more corruption she sees, reaching to the highest offices in the state -- Eddie Sisk (Jeff Daniels), special assistant to the governor, has worked out a system by which he can collect bribes on behalf of the governor in exchange for political favors, without the governor himself being directly implicated. An angry Marie decides that it's time she did something about the graft and dirty dealing in the parole department, but she soon discovers that the governor has many powerful friends who can easily discredit her in the press. The supporting cast includes Morgan Freeman and Trey Wilson.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/04/2010
UPC: 0883316246535
Original Release: 1985
Rating: PG-13
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:52:00
Sales rank: 17,271

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sissy Spacek Marie Ragghianti
Jeff Daniels Eddie Sisk
Keith Szarabajka Kevin McCormack
Morgan Freeman Charles Traughber
Fred Dalton Thompson Himself
Lisa Banes Toni Greer
Trey Wilson FBI Agent
John Cullum Deputy Attorney General
Graham Beckel Charlie Benson
Macon McCalman Murray Henderson
Collin Wilcox Paxton Virginia
Dawn Carmen Therese Ragghianti
Shane Wexel Ricky Ragghianti
Vincent Irizarry Dave Ragghianti
Lorenzo Allen Prisoner
Chip Arnold Reporter
Larry Brinton Reporter
R. Pickett Bugg Bernie Weinthal
Carla Cantrelle Marilyn
Timothy Carhart Clayton Dawson
Edward Carr George Edwards
David Eddings Detective
Clarence Felder Jack Lowery
James Fields Death Row Prisoner
Lisa Foster Sherry Lomax
George Gray Doctor
Ivan Green Jury Foreman
Herb Harton Polygraph Operator
Stephen Henderson Cooper's Husband
Don Hood Gov. Blanton
Sarah Hunley Court Stenographer
J. Michael Hunter Bartender at "Villa"
Charles Kahlenberg Arnold Hurst
Dwight Lewis Reporter
John-Michael Maas Chris
Jeff Marcum Motorcycle Cop
Philip Markert Judge
Billy McIntyre Death Row Guard
Michael P. Moran Bill Thompson
Mac Pirkle Doctor
Fia Porter Rape Victim
Jane Powell Singer at Rally
Leon Rippy Gary Gerbitz
Jerry Rushing Gas Station Attendant
Alan Sader Professor
Drue Smith Reporter
Tom Stolry Detective
Joe Sun Tommy Prater
Ruby L. Wilson Rose Lee Cooper
Robert Green Benson Dante Ragghianti
Kitty Aldridge Anne Woods
Helena Michell Ada Hall

Technical Credits
Roger Donaldson Director
John Briley Screenwriter
Frank Capra Producer
Massimo de Rossi Makeup
Ron Foreman Art Director
Francis Lai Score Composer
Tantar LeViseur Set Decoration/Design
Chris Menges Cinematographer
Elliot Schick Producer
Joe Tompkins Costumes/Costume Designer
Neil Travis Editor

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