Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story

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Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story
Written by Alison Cross
Directed by Jeff Bleckner
Starring Glenn Close
Judy Davis
Jan Rubes
Wendy Makkena
Susan Barnes
Theme music composer David Shire
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Richard Heus
Cinematography Glen MacPherson
Editor(s) Geoffrey Rowland
Running time 91 minutes
Original network NBC
Original release February 6, 1995 (1995-02-06)

Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story is a 1995 American television film that aired on NBC and stars Glenn Close and Judy Davis.


The film recounts the events in the life of Colonel Margarethe Cammermeyer which led to her retirement[1] from the Washington National Guard under the U.S. military's gay exclusion policy.


Actor Role
Glenn Close Col. Margarethe Cammermeyer
Judy Davis Diane Divelbess
Jan Rubes Far
Wendy Makkena Mary Newcombe
Susan Barnes Capt. Kern
Eric Dane Matt
Ryan Reynolds Andy

Awards and nominations[edit]

Artios Award (1995)

  • Won, "Best Casting for TV Movie of the Week" - Valorie Massalas

Emmy Awards (1995)

GLAAD Media Awards (1996)

  • Won, "Outstanding TV Movie"

Golden Globe Awards (1996)

Peabody Awards (1996)

  • Won

Screen Actors Guild Awards (1996)

Writers Guild of America Award (1996)

  • Nominated, "Original Long Form" - Alison Cross


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