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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 . 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. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

  • Release date:April 20, 1990

Cast

Gary Oldman
as Emmett Foley
Dennis Hopper
as Walker Benson
Frances McDormand
as Mae Foley
Pamela Reed
as Earlene
Ned Beatty
as Dr. Harwood
M. Emmet Walsh
as Morris
Raul Apartella
as First Man at Investigation
Suzi Bass
as Harwood's Secretary
Peggy Beasley
as Mae's Mother
John Brasington
as Dr. Towney
Gary Bullock
as Sadistic Attendant
Traber Burns
as Miami Cop
Jerry Campbell
as Inmate in Tunnel
Kevin Campbell
as Inmate in Cesspool
Marc Clement
as Theo
Kathryn Cobb
as Miami Nurse
Matt Craven
as Lonny
Bud Davis
William de Acutis
as Missy
David Dwyer
as Goading Attendant
Michael Easler
as Attendant
Wilbur Fitzgerald
as Duane
David Fitzsimmons
as Ambulance Driver
Jim Gloster
as Miami Attendant
Robert Gravel
as Lucas
E. Pat Hall
as Inmate in Movie Theater
Bob Hannah
as Karl
Whitey Hughes
as Mr. Johnson
Roger Jackson
as Inmate
Gary Klar
as Clarence
Charles Lawler
Joe Loy
as Quincy Cop
Wesley Mann
Mykel Mariette
as Male Nurse
Mindy Marin
Wallace Merck
as Patrolman
Tim Monich
as Cop
Laurens Moore
as Pa Foley
George Nannerello
as Patient Without Shoes
William Newman
as Jonathan
Ralph Pace
as Leonard
Richard Portnow
as Dr. Debner
Randy Randolph
as Miami Guard
Jill Rankin
as Governor's Secretary
Timothy Scott
as Harley
Perry Simpson
Lee Wilkof
as Vernon
Ed Grady
as Stream of Conciousness Man
C.K. Bibby
as Baker
Mykel Mariette
as Male Nurse
Lee Wilkof
as Vernon
Raul Apartella
as First Man at Investigation
John Brasington
as Dr. Towney
Ed Grady
as Stream of Conciousness Man
Roger Jackson
as Inmate
Wilbur Fitzgerald
as Duane
William Newman
as Jonathan
Peggy Beasley
as Mae's Mother
Traber Burns
as Miami Cop
E. Pat Hall
as Inmate in Movie Theater
Ralph Pace
as Leonard
William de Acutis
as Missy
Bob Hannah
as Karl
George Nannerello
as Patient Without Shoes
Whitey Hughes
as Mr. Johnson
Richard Portnow
as Dr. Debner
Michael Easler
as Attendant
Tim Monich
as Cop
Joe Loy
as Quincy Cop
Gary Klar
as Clarence
Matt Craven
as Lonny
Jim Gloster
as Miami Attendant
Timothy Scott
as Harley
David Dwyer
as Goading Attendant
Jerry Campbell
as Inmate in Tunnel
Gary Bullock
as Sadistic Attendant
Suzi Bass
as Harwood's Secretary
Marc Clement
as Theo
Wallace Merck
as Patrolman
Jill Rankin
as Governor's Secretary
Robert Gravel
as Lucas
David Fitzsimmons
as Ambulance Driver
Laurens Moore
as Pa Foley
Randy Randolph
as Miami Guard
Kevin Campbell
as Inmate in Cesspool
Kathryn Cobb
as Miami Nurse

Crew

Mick Jackson
Director
Derek Gibson
Producer
Aaron Schwab
Producer
Faye Schwab
Producer
John Daly
Producer
Andrew Dunn
Cinematographer
Don Fairservice
Editor
Joseph T. Garrity
Production Designer
Pat Tagliaferro
Art Director
Faye Schwab
Co-producer
Aaron Schwab
Co-producer
Sue Baden-Powell
Co-producer
Derek Gibson
Executive Producer
John Daly
Executive Producer
Celeste Lee
Set Designer
Karen Patch
Costume Designer
Richard Helmer
Special Effects
Bud Davis
Stunts
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