The pressures of problems at home and at work are taking a tremendous toll on a middle-aged husband, and he begins to take it out on his wife.

Writers:

(as Richard Shapiro),
Reviews

Watch Now

From $4.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An elderly couple move into an old, supposedly haunted abandoned house. A young girl comes to live with the pair as a companion for the wife. However, soon the girl is possessed by the ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Knowles
Stars: Margaret Lockwood, James Mason, Barbara Mullen
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A Frenchwoman tells her marital troubles to a man she mistakes for a psychiatrist, and soon they form an unusual relationship.

Director: Patrice Leconte
Stars: Sandrine Bonnaire, Fabrice Luchini, Michel Duchaussoy
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A strange series of solar flares proves fatal for inhabitants of the Earth, except for the fortunate few who are somehow immune from the effects. Animals go insane and human beings turn to ... See full summary »

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey
Stars: Peter Graves, George O'Hanlon Jr., Kathleen Quinlan
Gloria (1982–1983)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

This spin-off of "All in the Family" features the further adventures of Gloria Stivic and her son Joey. She and Mike are separated and she's gotten a job in a veterinarian's office.

Stars: Sally Struthers, Burgess Meredith, Jo de Winter
A Gun in the House (TV Movie 1981)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Emily Cates is left at home alone when a stranger breaks in and holds her hostage.

Director: Ivan Nagy
Stars: Sally Struthers, David Ackroyd, Dick Anthony Williams
Biography | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Violette Bushell is the daughter of an English father and a French mother, living in London in the early years of World War 2. She meets a handsome young French soldier in the park and ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Gilbert
Stars: Virginia McKenna, Paul Scofield, Jack Warner
Intimate Strangers (TV Movie 1986)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1.8/10 X  

A Vietnam War nurse, who was captured by the enemy and held prisoner of war for many years, escapes her captors and finds her way back to America. Upon returning to the States, she must ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Ellis Miller
Stars: Stacy Keach, Teri Garr, Cathy Lee Crosby
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Donald Halston
...
Janis Halston
...
Karen Renshaw
...
Mort Burns
...
Donald's Father
Brian Andrews ...
Chris Halston
...
Peggy Halston
Julian Burton ...
Dr. James Morgan
...
Marilyn Burns
Ellen Blake ...
Bridget
...
Simpson, Rest Home Director
Edward Walsh
Barbara Harris ...
Charlotte Ames (as Barbara Iley)
Jack Stauffer
Edit

Storyline

The pressures of problems at home and at work are taking a tremendous toll on a middle-aged husband, and he begins to take it out on his wife.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 November 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Battered  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Wife-abuse drama far ahead of its time
18 February 2001 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Written by the astute Shapiro team (husband and wife, Richard and Esther), this TV-made drama involves Dennis Weaver abusing wife Sally Struthers, sometimes in front of their two kids, and how everyone covers up--desperate to keep this ugly secret in the closet. Many years before "The Burning Bed" came this less-sensational suburban nightmare with concerns which are unfortunately timeless. Dennis Weaver does solid work. As for Sally Struthers, she became something of a punchline in the 1990s with her over-the-top TV commercials, yet as an actress during this era she was very brave (her character here is a world apart from Gloria on "All In The Family"). As a straightforward, no-nonsense examination of abuse, "Intimate Strangers" is harrowing, dramatic food-for-thought designed for grown-up people.


10 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?