Not Without My Daughter

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"In 1984, Betty Mahmoody's husband took his wife and daughter to meet his family in Iran. He swore they would be safe. They would be happy. They would be free to leave. He lied."
  • PG-13
  • 1991
  • 1 hr 56 min
  • 6.4  (12,956)
  • 57

Not Without My Daughter is the story of American Betty Mahmoody and her daughter Mahtob who must find a way to escape from her husband, Dr. Sayed Bozorg Mahmoody, also known as Moody, in Iran. The story takes place shortly after the Iranian hostage crisis. Betty is reluctant to travel to Iran, but is assured by Moody that he simply wishes to visit his family for two weeks. Then they'll return home to Michigan. As the time for the visit draws to a close, Moody informs Betty that they're staying in Iran permanently. Betty is terrified, especially when Moody gets abusive. She learns that under Iranian law, she is now an Iranian citizen and can't leave the country without her husband's consent, and she has no control over Mahtob. The story details what Betty had to do to save herself and her daughter from being captive in a country where neither of them has any rights. The story details how terrifying Betty and Mahtob's ordeal was and the lengths they had to go to in order to escape.

Not Without My Daughter
Not Without My Daughter
Not Without My Daughter

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Not Without My Daughter is the story of American Betty Mahmoody and her daughter Mahtob who must find a way to escape from her husband, Dr. Sayed Bozorg Mahmoody, also known as Moody, in Iran. The story takes place shortly after the Iranian hostage crisis. Betty is reluctant to travel to Iran, but is assured by Moody that he simply wishes to visit his family for two weeks. Then they'll return home to Michigan. As the time for the visit draws to a close, Moody informs Betty that they're staying in Iran permanently.

Betty is terrified, especially when Moody gets abusive. She learns that under Iranian law, she is now an Iranian citizen and can't leave the country without her husband's consent, and she has no control over Mahtob. The story details what Betty had to do to save herself and her daughter from being captive in a country where neither of them has any rights.

The story details how terrifying Betty and Mahtob's ordeal was and the lengths they had to go to in order to escape.

Not Without My Daughter is a 1991 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 56 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.4 and a MetaScore of 57.

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  • Release Date
    1991
  • MPAA Rating
    PG-13
  • Runtime
    1 hr 56 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.4  (12,956)
  • Metascore
    57