Wisconsin Death Trip (1999)

Wisconsin Death Trip
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 16mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords docudrama
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Michael Lesy From Story from pictorial history book("Wisconsin Death Trip") 120870 4000002
James Marsh Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Sheila Nevins Executive Producer (Cinemax) 174 3000007
Nancy Abraham Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Eigil Bryld Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000001
Jinx Godfrey Editor n/a 172 7000001
James Marsh Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Christopher Russo Hair hair and makeup 120794 13000002
Ellen Kozak Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Carol Hirschi Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Anthony Wall Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
John Schneider Actor Asylum Clerk 1 1000005
Marcus Monroe Actor Young Anderson 1 1000004
Jeffrey Golden Actor The Newspaper Editor 1 1000003
Marilyn White Actor Pauline L'Allemand 1 1000002
Ian Holm Narrator n/a 120790 1000006
James Marsh Director n/a 2 2000001
Nancy Abraham Producer supervising producer(Cinemax) 3 3000003
James Marsh Producer n/a 3 3000002
Maureen A Ryan Producer n/a 3 3000001
Jo Vukelich Actor Mary Sweeney 1 1000001
Synopsis
Using archival photos, newspaper stories, and hospital records to recreate life in 1890s Black River Falls, Wisconsin-- a Protestant community of merchants, farmers, most of them recent German and Scandinavian immigrants. The multiple cases of murder, madness and mayhem make today's tabloid headlines seem tame by comparison. (Having Mendota Asylum for the Insane nearby certainly helps.) The area is plagued by ghost-sightings, bizarre suicides, teenage outlaws--and a cocaine-crazed school mistress with a compulsion to smash windows. 'Little House on the Prairie' will never look the same.
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