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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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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 She goes to college and becomes withdrawn.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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A revealing look at a devastating illness. 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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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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An interesting and educational made-for-TV drama
10 May 2003 | by stargirlrkSee all my reviews

I originally watched this film in Health class while studying eating disorders and other self-image diseases and I thought that it would never be very good. But it is pretty good, especially for a Lifetime channel made-for-TV movie. It is about a young girl named Nancy who becomes anorexic to the point where she is running nearly all day and disposes of food given to her by her watchful mother by hiding it under her bed and even knocking out a hole in the wall to dump food into. This film was full of drama and showed the damage that anorexia nervosa can do not only to the person infected with it, but to the victim's family (Nancy almost died). This was good and I recommend it to anyone. But if you or anyone in your family has been anorexic you should stay away, as it is sure to bring back bad memories. Feel free to email me with any questions or comments.


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