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Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story (2019)

TV-14 | | Thriller | TV Movie 19 January 2019
A young journalist looks behind the curtain of a nearby mental hospital, only to uncover the grim and gruesome acts they bestow upon their "patients".

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Karen Moncrieff

Writer:

Helen Childress
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christina Ricci ... Nellie Bly
Judith Light ... Matron Grady
Josh Bowman ... Dr. Josiah
Anja Savcic ... Lottie
Mark Hildreth ... Bats
Nikki Duval ... Nurse Fenton
Tamara Gorski ... Tilly
Paul Essiembre ... Joseph Pulitzer
Sharon Bajer Sharon Bajer ... Nurse Grupe
Lauren Cochrane ... Nurse Lila
Muriel Hogue Muriel Hogue ... Damaris
Johise Namwira ... Johari
Joyce Krenz ... Delilah
Harry Nelken Harry Nelken ... Whiskered Doctor
Chris Sigurdson Chris Sigurdson ... Merchant
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A young journalist looks behind the curtain of a nearby mental hospital, only to uncover the grim and gruesome acts they bestow upon their "patients".

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story See more »

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Bly Films, Julijette See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Blackwell Island is now called Roosevelt Island in New York. It was named that in 1973. See more »

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Nellie Bly
20 January 2019 | by unonjackeSee all my reviews

The tragedy of Lifetime's presentation of Nellie Bly's story of her time in the insane asylum on Blackwell's Island is that reality of what happened to her and chronicalled in her book '10 Days in the Madhouse' is far more interesting than the fictionalized account presented in the film. What Nellie Bly did was remarkable and lead to significant reforms in the way things were done. Truth is frequently more interesting than fiction.


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