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Scattered Dreams: The Kathryn Messenger Story is a 1993 made for TV drama film based on a true story. It stars Gerald McRaney, Ed Grady, Rhoda Griffis, Tyne Daly and Macon McCalman. Actress Alicia Silverstone also stars. Steven Griffith co-stars. It was directed by Neema Bernette.

Scattered Dreams
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Directed by Neema Barnette
Produced by Philip K. Kleinbart
Written by Karen Croner
Starring Gerald McRaney
Tyne Daly
Ed Grady
Rhoda Griffis
Macon McCalman
Music by Mark Snow
Cinematography Yuri Neyman
Edited by David Beatty
Distributed by CBS
Release date
  • December 19, 1993 (1993-12-19)
Running time
93 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $3,700,000 (estimated)


A loving couple trying to make a living in 1951 Florida are arrested for a crime they didn't commit. The pair are given long jail terms and ripped from their children, so they begin a stunning fight for justice that has them facing the ruthless sheriff responsible for their incarceration.

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