MARIE: A True Story (1985)

MARIE: A True Story
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG 13
Runtime 1hr 52mins.
Genres Drama
Keywords corruption, political, prison, transformation, true story
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Sissy Spacek Actor Marie Ragghianti 1 1000001
Jeff Daniels Actor Eddie Sisk 1 1000002
Keith Szarabajka Actor Kevin McCormack 1 1000003
Morgan Freeman Actor Charles Traughber 1 1000004
Fred Thompson Actor Himself 1 1000005
Lisa Banes Actor Toni Greer 1 1000006
Trey Wilson Actor FBI Agent 1 1000007
John Cullum Actor Deputy Attorney General 1 1000008
Don Hood Actor Governor Ray Blanton 1 1000009
Graham Beckel Actor Charlie Benson 1 1000010
Macon McCalman Actor Murray Henderson 1 1000011
Collin Paxton Actor Virginia 1 1000012
Robert Benson Actor Dante Ragghianti 1 1000013
Dawn Carmen Actor Therese Ragghianti 1 1000014
Shane Wexel Actor Ricky Ragghianti 1 1000015
Vincent Irizarry Actor Dave Ragghianti 1 1000016
Michael Moran Actor Bill Thompson 1 1000017
Clarence Felder Actor Jack Lowery 1 1000018
Lisa Foster Actor Sherry Lomax 1 1000019
Charles Kahlenberg Actor Arnold Hurst 1 1000020
Joe Sun Actor Tommy Prater 1 1000021
R Bugg Actor Bernie Weinthal 1 1000022
David Eddings Actor 1st Detective 1 1000023
Tom Story Actor 2nd Detective 1 1000024
Leon Rippy Actor Gary Gerbitz 1 1000025
George Gray Actor 1st Doctor 1 1000026
Mac Pirkle Actor 2nd Doctor 1 1000027
Timothy Carhart Actor Clayton Dawson 1 1000028
Fia Porter Actor Rape Victim 1 1000029
Phil Markert Actor Judge 1 1000030
Ivan Green Actor Jury Foreman 1 1000031
Sarah Hunley Actor Court Stenographer 1 1000032
Edward Carr Actor George Edwards 1 1000033
Ruby Wilson Actor Rose Lee Cooper 1 1000034
Stephen Henderson Actor Cooper's Husband 1 1000035
Lorenzo Allen Actor Prisoner 1 1000036
Herb Harton Actor Polygraph Operator 1 1000037
Jane Powell Actor Rally Singer 1 1000038
John-Michael Maas Actor Chris 1 1000039
Alan Sader Actor Professor 1 1000040
J Hunter Actor "Villa" Bartender 1 1000041
Carla Cantrelle Actor Marilyn 1 1000042
Jeff Marcum Actor Motorcycle Cop 1 1000043
James Fields Actor Death Row Prisoner 1 1000044
Bill McIntyre Actor Death Row Guard 1 1000045
Jerry Rushing Actor Gas Station Attendant 1 1000046
Larry Brinton Actor Reporter 1 1000047
Drue Smith Actor Reporter 1 1000048
Dwight Lewis Actor Reporter 1 1000049
Chip Arnold Actor Reporter 1 1000050
Roger Donaldson Director n/a 2 2000001
Frank Capra Producer n/a 3 3000001
Elliot Schick Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
John Briley Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Peter Maas Book as Source Material ("MARIE: A True Story") 120888 4000002
Karen Everly Production Manager (Nashville) 305 5000001
Bob Howard Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Michele Panelli-Venetis Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Don Zearfoss Location Manager n/a 193 5000004
Michael Stroud Location Manager n/a 193 5000005
Doris Grau Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000006
Chip Fowler Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000007
Chris Menges Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Michael Roberts Camera Operator n/a 239 6000002
Toby Phillips Steadicam Operator n/a 232 6000003
Bob Penn Photography stills 120835 6000004
Jeremy Gee Camera Assistant n/a 120867 6000005
Tom Taylor Camera Assistant n/a 120867 6000006
John Mahaffie Camera Assistant Steadicam operator assistant 120867 6000007
Neal Forney Camera Assistant Steadicam operator assistant 120867 6000008
Neil Travis Editor n/a 172 7000001
Tony Lawson Editing n/a 120901 7000002
Donah Bassett Negative Cutting negative cutter 120852 7000003
William Hoy Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000004
Francis Lai Music n/a 120781 8000001
Gilbert Marouani Music music consultant 120781 8000002
Roland Romanelli Music Conductor n/a 120818 8000003
Benny Andersson Song ("Honey Honey") 120859 8000004
Bjorn Ulvaeus Song ("Honey Honey") 120859 8000005
Jerry Leiber Song ("Yakety Yak") 120859 8000006
Mike Stoller Song ("Yakety Yak") 120859 8000007
Wayne Thompson Song ("Always on My Mind") 120859 8000008
Mark James Song ("Always on My Mind") 120859 8000009
Johnny Christopher Song ("Always on My Mind") 120859 8000010
John Lennon Song ("Yesterday") 120859 8000011
Sir Paul McCartney Song ("Yesterday") 120859 8000012
Mentor Williams Song ("Drift Away") 120859 8000013
Brenda Lee Song Performer ("Always on My Mind") 120788 8000016
Tantar Leviseur Set Decorator n/a 165 9000001
Ronald Foreman Art Director art direction 183 9000002
Jeffrey Ginn Assistant Art Director art direction assistant 315 9000003
Mark Fincannon Casting (locations) 179 10000001
Arden Sampson Dialect Coach n/a 666 12000001
Joe Tompkins Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Pamela Wise Costumes key costumer 120828 13000002
Dan Chichester Costumes key costumer 120828 13000003
Vickie Graef Costumes n/a 120828 13000004
Melissa Walden Hair hairstyles 120794 13000005
Beverly Tomlinson Hair Assistant hairstyles assistant 120989 13000006
Massimo De'Rossi Makeup n/a 353 13000007
Jeff Goodwyn Makeup Assistant n/a 121007 13000008
David Pearson Boom Operator n/a 215 14000001
David Hildyard Sound sound recording mixer 120816 14000002
William McCaughey Sound sound rerecording mixer 120816 14000003
Ray O'Reilly Sound sound rerecording mixer 120816 14000004
Aaron Rochin Sound sound rerecording mixer 120816 14000005
Don Warner Sound Editor sound editor supervisor 229 14000006
Robert Waxman Sound Editor n/a 229 14000007
Paul Carden Sound Editor n/a 229 14000008
Allan Bromberg Sound Editor n/a 229 14000009
Carmen Baker Sound Editor sound editor assistant 229 14000010
Dan Garde Sound Editor sound editor supervisor(music) 229 14000011
John Hernandez Key Grip n/a 263 15000001
Peter Bloor Gaffer n/a 268 15000002
Jeff Howery Dolly Grip n/a 264 15000003
Eddie Knight Best Boy bestboy 120885 15000004
Jeff Kluttz Best Boy bestboy 120885 15000005
Lyn Lucibello Auditor n/a 120886 16000001
Julius LeFlore Stunt Coordinator n/a 120804 19000001
David Wirth Stunts n/a 240 19000002
Gwyneth Eyers Stunts n/a 240 19000003
Jack Riel Stunts n/a 240 19000004
Ken Sprunt Stunts n/a 240 19000005
Rod Schumacher Stunts n/a 240 19000006
Jeffrey Schlatter Construction Coordinator n/a 276 21000001
Ronald Mapson Craft Service n/a 120903 22000001
Roy Smith Visual Effects illustrator 419 23000001
Frank O'Shea Props n/a 120817 24000001
Jai Galati Assistant (to producer) 120820 25000001
Shalina Waran Assistant (to Roger Donaldson) 120820 25000002
Kathryn Freeman Production Assistant n/a 275 25000003
David Knight Production Assistant n/a 275 25000004
Ricky Ragghianti Production Assistant n/a 275 25000005
Jonathan Capra Production Assistant n/a 275 25000006
Beth Jones Transportation Co-Captain n/a 120973 25000007
John Stuart Transportation Co-Captain n/a 120973 25000008
Rick Barefoot Transportation Coordinator n/a 271 25000009
Tim Craig Apprentice apprentice editor 120976 25000010
Chrissie Davis Other production secretary 120795 26000001
Richard Schmitt Other teacher 120795 26000002
Judy Arthur Unit Publicist n/a 231 29000001
Synopsis
Tennessee housewife Marie Ragghianti has a child with serious health problems and is married to an abusive husband. Resolute about improving her life, Marie leaves her husband and returns to school, eventually getting her college degree and getting a job with the Tennessee State Government. After years of hard work, she becomes the head of the state's parole board. In her new position she becomes aware of corruption that reaches to the highest offices, including the governor. Determined to clean up her department, Marie starts to week out the graft she has discovered, only to be discredited in the press by some of the governor's powerful friends.