DVD Chattahoochee (DVD 11971),
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  • R
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Based on a true story about a a decorated Korean war hero who fought an important battle on the homefront -- a battle to improve life for those living in mental institutions. In 1955, after successfully finishing his tour of duty, soldier Emmett Foley returns to his small southern town. Unable to cope with civilian life, and believing he's worth more to his family dead, Emmett tries to goad the police into killing him in a shootout. Though he gets hit, he survives, and ends up committed to the Chattahoochee State Mental institution in Florida. Although he accepts his fate calmly at first, he quickly discovers the institution's brutality, and so begins a personal crusade to change its cruel practices and unsanitary conditions.
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 1005213

  • Credits
    Gary Oldman, Dennis Hopper, Frances McDormand, Pamela Reed
  • Critic Reviews
    "Integrity oozes from every frame of this fact-based film..."
    Rolling Stone

    "...[The film has] truth and integrity..."
    USA Today

    "...Oldman projects a rare strength and dignity, transforms himself utterly....[Hopper] becomes a finer and more surprising character actor with each new role..."
    New York Times

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