Chattahoochee (1989)

Based on a true story, a Korean War vet tries to commit suicide to provide insurance money for his family. Wrongly judged insane, he is admitted to an institution where the staff is unbelievably cruel, and he spends years trying to inform… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: September 16, 2003
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Critic Score: 17% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

This fact based story from the mid 50s American penal system is a sobering and dramatic reminder of how many states treated mentally ill patients, criminal or otherwise

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Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

Off the beaten track, but too bleak to merit the detour.

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Flixster Audience Score: 52% Flixster User Reviews
Cindy I
Hard as hell to sit through, but SO worth it if you do. Gary Oldman plays a Korean War veteran who cracks up and is sent to an asylum/prison camp that makes the… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
Based on a true story, a Korean war vet named Emmett Folley (played by Gary Oldman) can't adjust to life back home and has a crisis with the law. He is… More
Anthony Valletta
Great performances by Oldman, Hopper, Reed and McDormand add to the intriguing true story of one patient's battle to reform a mental institution. Nice… More