I saw this movie on television in my early teens. I was in utter shock & disbelief over the horrible events that took place in the life of this wonderful young girl. The struggles Sybil endured before, during and after she received therapy was overwhelming. Sally Field did an excellent job in portraying this character. This role was not a part most actresses would have chosen, yet Sally Field took this role and made it believable & the character real. I honestly feel that anyone who watches this movie will be unable to hold back tears. This movie is for mature teenagers & I would recommend children under 12 not view this movie without parental guidance. This movie so touched me that I have been searching stores for the past 5 years to locate a copy, even on VHS. I will be watching this movie with my 16 year old daughter the moment it arrives in my mailbox.