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Dying To Be Perfect: The Ellen Hart Pena Story

Dying To Be Perfect: The Ellen Hart Pena Story

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Sunday, November 24, 1996 9.8 15 3
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  • Season: 1996-97
  • Network: ABC
  • Genre: Drama
  • Category: Movies
  • Subject Matter: True Story, Addiction Story, Medical/Disease/Mental Illness, Woman's Issue/Story

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Plot Synopsis

World class distance runner, lawyer and Olympic hopeful, Ellen Hart, finds her athletic career ruined by the eating disorders; anorexia and bulimia. Hiding her condition from her soon to be husband, Federico Pena, the mayor of Denver, she desperately tries to battle the disease herself. Weakened by her condition and unable to hide her shame, she agrees to seeks treatment. With the loving support of her husband and family she is finally able to overcome her illness.


Production Company:

  • Citadel Entertainment

Production Type:

  • Independent
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