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Chattahoochee (1989)

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Release Date
 USA: Apr 20, 1990

MPAA Rating
R

Running Time
1 hour, 37 minutes

Country USA

Studio Hemdale

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• Chattahoochee



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Genre: Drama, Prison, True Story, Mental Institution, Blackmail

Tagline: At the edge of insanity lies hope.

Plot: 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.

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 Directed by
Mick Jackson
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 Written by
James Hicks
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 Cast
Gary Oldman
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Dennis Hopper
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Frances McDormand
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M. Emmet Walsh
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Matt Craven
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Pamela Reed
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Ned Beatty
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 Music By
John E. Keane
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