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Alcoholic Billy reflects on his country-music career that never happened and beats his wife Glory Marie, also a drunk. Grown-up son Hank has moved away, but teenaged Phoebe and sensitive nine-year-old Bird have to live in the bleak alcoholic atmosphere. Problems escalate after a tragic event. The three females move into a trailer where the girls are subjected to a torrent of abuse from their mom. Fortunately, benign Miss Zora appears like a guardian angel to lift their spirits.

  1. Lloyd Kramer

    Director, Screenplay

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  1. Oprah Winfrey

    Oprah Winfrey

    Zora Williams

  2. Ellen Barkin

    Ellen Barkin

    Glory Marie Jackson

  3. Tina Majorino

    Tina Majorino

    Avocet Abigail 'Bird' Jackson

  4. Julia Stiles

    Julia Stiles

    Phoebe Jackson

  5. John Savage

    John Savage

    Billy Jackson

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Before Women Had Wings

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  • November 1, 1997
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 36m

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