Last updated August 20, 2018
Sissy Spacek stars as Miriam Thompson, a Montgomery, Ala., housewife who finds herself in the midst of a civil rights revolution when she helps her black maid, Odessa (Whoopi Goldberg), during the infamous bus boycott of the 1950s. When Miriam discovers Odessa is forced to walk the 9 miles to her house and back, she volunteers to give Odessa a ride -- much to the dismay of Miriam's husband and social circle.
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Jessie Cates (Sissy Spacek), an unemployed epileptic with a failed marriage and a deeply troubled son, tells her mother, Thelma (Anne Bancroft, in a Golden Globe-nominated performance), that she plans to kill herself before the night is over. Thelma tries to convince her daughter life is worth living, but Jessie remains resolute. Directed by Tom Moore, this gripping film was adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Marsha Norman.
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In a small Texas town during the dark, uncertain days of World War II, a divorced mother of two (Sissy Spacek) struggles valiantly -- during a time when divorcees were scorned and gossipy tongues wagged -- to build a life for her family. Eric Roberts co-stars in this uplifting and evocative slice of Americana directed by Spacek's husband, Jack Fisk. The film's best moments are in the nostalgic vein of Summer of '42.
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On the run after a casino heist, siblings Addison and Liza split up. When Liza gets a ride from a prison parolee heading to his parents' home for Thanksgiving, unexpected events lead the two families toward a collision in this suspenseful thriller.
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In a silly send-up of stuntman Evel Knievel's famously unsuccessful jump over Snake River Canyon, Andy Samberg plays an accident-prone daredevil who's determined to carry out a ridiculous feat at all costs to prove himself to his abusive stepfather.
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Quirky sisters Lenny (Diane Keaton), Meg (Jessica Lange) and Babe (Sissy Spacek) come together at the family's Southern home for a birthday celebration. With each woman facing her share of troubling personal issues, they have plenty to talk about, including the memory of their mother and her tragic suicide. Also quick to impart her thoughts is their spiteful cousin Chick (Tess Harper), who pops in to offer her two cents.
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