• A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story (1989)

A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story

Release Date: 1989

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary

In this drama based on a true story, Tracey Thurman (Nancy McKeon) attempts to escape her abusive marriage to Buck (Dale Midkiff). Even after Tracey gains a restraining order, he continues to torment her. Eventually, he viciously attacks Tracey, stabbing her multiple times. Remarkably, she survives the assault, but decides to sue the police department because she was not adequately protected. Tracey's legal battle leads to the adoption of a law to help prevent similar situations.

Cast: Nancy McKeon, Dale Midkiff, Bruce Weitz, Graham Jarvis, Yvette Heyden, Philip Baker Hall

Director: Robert Markowitz

Genres: Docudrama

Keywords: Underdog, Wife, Emotional, 1980s, Pursuit, Judge, Husband, Police officer