Plot & Details
The story of two average women who refused to be silenced and intimidated by the company who manufactured their silicone implants is detailed in this inspirational docudrama starring Mary McDonnell and Gail O' Grady. Sybil Goldrich (McDonnell) was a wealthy California who was devastated to be diagnosed with breast cancer, and Kathleen Anneken (O'Grady) was a typical middle-class mother from Kansas who had always been unhappy with her breast size. Despite their disparate backgrounds and social statuses, both women would soon be drawn together by the tragic circumstances surrounding their decision to receive breast implants. Ignored, mistreated, and disregarded by silicone specialists Dow Corning after they received their implants and fell gravely ill, Goldrich and Anneken became united in their efforts to take their case to the FDA. While proving Down Corning was responsible for their many ailments was a near impossible task, getting their story out to the public was simply a matter of using every opportunity they had to state their case publicly. In the end it was one lawyer who possessed the incriminating evidence needed to bring Down Corning down, and ensure that their cries weren't silenced by the stifling greenback gag of big business.
- Genre(s): Drama
- Run Time: 88min.
- DVD Release Date: 06/26/2007
- Director(s): Peter Levin
- Starring: Gail O'Grady , Mary McDonnell , Nicholas Surovy , Fredric Lane , Casey Biggs
- Themes: Fighting the System,Whistleblowers
- Keywords: big-business, breast-cancer, chemicals, implant, lawyer, whistleblower, women
- Language: English