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Not Without My Daughter

The movie Not Without My Daughter was based on the book Not Without My Daughter.

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Movie details for Not Without My Daughter

The movie was released in 1991 and directed by Brian Gilbert, who also directed Wilde (1997). Not Without My Daughter was produced by MGM (Video & DVD). More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Sally Field, Alfred Molina, Sheila Rosenthal, Roshan Seth, Sarah Badel, Mony Rey, Georges Corraface, Mary Nell Santacroce, Ed Grady, Marc Gowan, Bruce Evers, Jonathan Cherchi, Soudabeh Farrokhnia, Michael Morim, Gili Ben-Ozilio, Racheli Chaimian, Yossi Tabib, Amir Shmuel, Ya'ackov Banai and Dafna Armoni.

 

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The Arab anti-defamation leagues understandably had a field day with this one. Sally Field plays Betty Mahmoody, an American who marries an Iranian (Alfred Molina) and has a child. They go back to Iran for a visit and, to her horror, he tells her he's dec... Read More
The Arab anti-defamation leagues understandably had a field day with this one. Sally Field plays Betty Mahmoody, an American who marries an Iranian (Alfred Molina) and has a child. They go back to Iran for a visit and, to her horror, he tells her he's decided to stay there. If she wants to leave, she must leave her daughter behind. If she stays, Betty must live in a culture vastly different and, she believes, very dangerous. Part thriller, part culture clash, the film certainly takes advantage of Americans' perceptions of Iran after the unrest of the '70s and early '80s. Molina is truly despicable as the husband, while Field projects a lot of overheated anguish as Betty tries to figure out a way to escape the country with her daughter. Overheated, in fact, is the word for the whole melodrama. --Marshall Fine

Book details for Not Without My Daughter

Not Without My Daughter was written by Betty Mahmoody. The book was published in 1987 by St. Martin's Paperbacks. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

 

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In August 1984, Michigan housewife Betty Mahmoody accompanied her husband to his native Iran for a two-week vacation. To her horror, she found herself and her four-year-old daughter, Mahtob, virtual prisoners of a man rededicated to his Shiite Moslem fait... Read More
In August 1984, Michigan housewife Betty Mahmoody accompanied her husband to his native Iran for a two-week vacation. To her horror, she found herself and her four-year-old daughter, Mahtob, virtual prisoners of a man rededicated to his Shiite Moslem faith, in a land where women are near-slaves and Americans are despised. Their only hope for escape lay in a dangerous underground that would not take her child....Now the true story of this courageous woman and her breathtaking odyssey bursts upon the screen in the Pathe Entertainment production starring Academy Award-winner Sally Field!A Literary Guild Alternate Selection.