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Not without my daughter
Field, Sally.
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Culver City, Calif. : MGM Home Entertainment, 2001.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (approximately 116 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
American Betty Mahmoody goes with her daughter and her Iranian-born husband to his native Iran for a vacation. Soon Betty discovers her husband doesn't intend to ever return to America. He will let her go, but her daughter must stay. As a stranger in a foreign police state, Betty has no money, no friends, no rights, and makes a desperate, heroic bid to escape with her child.
General Note:
Based on the book by Betty Mahmoody and William Hoffer.

DVD release of the 1990 motion picture.

16:9 widescreen 1.85:1, theatrical release format enhanced for widescreen TVs ; Dolby digital surround sound.

Rated PG-13.

Special features include: "Making of" featurette, original theatrical trailer ; English, French or Spanish stereo surround ; French & Spanish language subtitles.

For specific features see interactive menu.

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An American woman, trapped in Islamic Iran by her brutish husband, must find a way to escape the country with her daughter.

Author Notes

Sally Margaret Field was born on November 6, 1946 in California. She is an actress and director who has been recognized for her work with two Academy Awards, three Primetime Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. She began her career on television starring in roles such as The Flying Nun and Gidget. Her career took a turn when she portrayed a woman with multiple personality disorder in the miniseries 'Sybil" for which she won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series. Her film career took off in the 1970's when she starred in movies such as "Stay Hungry", "Smokey and the Bandit", and "Hooper". She had continued success in the 1980's when she starred in the film Norma Rae and won an Academy Award for Best Actress.

She continued working in television in the 2000's with a role on the NBC drama ER which earned her a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series. As a director, Field is known for the television film The Christmas Tree, an episode of the HBO miniseries From the Earth to the Moon, as well as the feature film Beautiful. In 2014, she was presented with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Her memoir In Pieces was released in 2018 and immediately made the bestseller list.

(Bowker Author Biography)