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For the Love of Nancy (1994)

TV-PG | | Drama | TV Movie 2 October 1994
The parents of an anorexic woman fight to save her life.

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Paul Schneider
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tracey Gold ... Nancy Walsh
Jill Clayburgh ... Sally Walsh
Cameron Bancroft ... Patrick
Mark-Paul Gosselaar ... Tommy (as Mark Paul Gosselaar)
Michael MacRae Michael MacRae ... Uncle Tommy
Garwin Sanford ... Dr. Partana
William Devane ... Tom
Deanna Milligan ... Debbie
Marie Stillin ... Phyliss
Kevin McNulty ... George Sabbath
Teryl Rothery ... Lenore Molee
Henry O. Watson Henry O. Watson ... Judge Saunders
Colin Cunningham ... Intern
Glynis Davies ... Franny
Terry King Terry King ... Billy
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Storyline

When Nancy graduates from high school, she is apprehensive about the future. She goes to college and becomes withdrawn. She starts to obsess over her weight, exercising all the time and hardly eating. Her parents ignore the changes in Nancy, until one shocking moment at Christmas when it becomes apparent to everyone that Nancy has a serious problem--she's anorexic. The parents try to get Nancy treatment, but she resists attempts to help her. At last, her father decides to take her to court and win guardianship of Nancy so he can force her into treatment. Written by Anonymous

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They had to risk their daughter's love to save her life. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

2 October 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Boldogságra éhezve See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Tracey Gold who was once an anorexic used her life experience to help her in this role. Although she was still undergoing recovery for her anorexia she was in full makeup to appear anorexic. See more »

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wonderful, inspiring movie
26 January 2006 | by radigurlSee all my reviews

When I first saw this movie, I myself was anorexic, so it definitely made an impression on me. Tracy Gold is a wonderful actress in general, but in this movie especially, really bringing to life the struggles that Nancy goes through. There are parts in the movie where I was close to tears, not just because it hit close to home, but because of the realism and the way the story was portrayed. Most Lifetime movies that I've seem are pretty good at sending out a positive message, and this one is no exception. I would definitely recommend this movie to my friends, to anyone wanting to see a realistic movie about eating disorders, and to anyone who is interested in this true story genre.


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