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Sybil (2007)

A true story of a young woman whose abusive childhood results in her developing a multiple personality disorder.

Director:

Joseph Sargent

Writers:

John Pielmeier (teleplay), Flora Rheta Schreiber (book)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jessica Lange ... Dr. Cornelia Wilbur
Tammy Blanchard ... Sybil Dorset
Ron White ... Dr. Atcheson
JoBeth Williams ... Hattie Dorsett
Alison Murray Alison Murray ... Young Sybil
Fab Filippo Fab Filippo ... Ramon
Brian Downey ... Willard
Brianna MacDonald Brianna MacDonald ... Young Lulu
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joey Campbell Joey Campbell ... University Student
David Patrick Flemming ... Young Doctor (as David Flemming)
Michael Ray Fox ... University Student (as Michael Fox)
Gary Levert Gary Levert ... Art teacher
David Wm. Marsh ... Ominous Man
Liam McNamara Liam McNamara ... Tommy
Marlane O'Brien Marlane O'Brien ... Bartender
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A true story of a young woman whose abusive childhood results in her developing a multiple personality disorder.

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 June 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

Despite the statement at the film's end, Sybil's artwork was never hidden away and only rediscovered after her death. Though never successful as an artist during her lifetime, for many years she had small exhibits of her work in local galleries under her real name of Shirley A. Mason, and she frequently painted commissioned works for friends. These include some of the pieces reproduced at the end of the film. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Atcheson: Hysteria is a woman's problem! That's why I sent her to you!
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The evil that man do
20 August 2007 | by ctnegativeSee all my reviews

I always thought that the scariest things in the world, among everything shown in terror movies, were not monsters, supernatural, or things like that. It's people, and all the terrible things that they can do to each other. And the everlasting scars that are left, so hard to heal. That's what comes to my mind, after a short reflection. How much of the story is real, we may never know. It's highly controversial, and it seems that all the people involved are not around anymore. But it doesn't really matter. Even considering this history as a fiction, it looks frightfully real, because it brings us the memory of so many people whose minds and lives have been shattered through child abuse. On the other hand, it does remind us of the amazing difference that a single person who care can do. Anyway, it's a great and touching movie, with a nice production and great acting. Certainly worth a close look!


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