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26 September 1978 (USA) See more »
Gritty drama of three interweaving stories of three women of various backgrounds and ages whose marriages are complicated by spouse-abuse by their husbands. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Karen Grassle ... Susannah Hawks

LeVar Burton ... Andrew Sinclair

Mike Farrell ... Michael Hawks
Chip Fields ... Ginny Sinclair

Joan Blondell ... Edna Thompson

Howard Duff ... Bill Thompson

Diana Scarwid ... Doris Thompson

Keith Coogan ... Stevie Hawks (as Keith Mitchell)
Ketty Lester ... Helen
Leonard Barr ... Prof. Jeremiah Hayden
Kres Mersky ... Della
Alex Colon ... Carlos
Barbara Bishop ... Woman in kitchen
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Rutanya Alda

Norman Bartold
Michael Bond
Jody Carter
Ali Giron ... Battered Woman in Shelter
Lorry Goldman
Virginia Leith

Betty McGuire
Arthur Rosenberg
Nancy Stephens

Gloria Stuart
Esther Sutherland ... Black Woman in Nursery
Alene Wilson ... Sinclair Daughter (Paula?)
William Wintersole
Patrick Wright
Paul Schumacher ... Prosecuting Attorney (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Werner 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Karen Grassle 
Cynthia Lovelace Sears 

Produced by
Henry Jaffe .... executive producer
Michael Jaffe .... producer
Original Music by
Don Peake 
Cinematography by
John Bailey 
Film Editing by
Carol Littleton 
Art Direction by
Daniel A. Lomino  (as Daniel Lomino)
Sound Department
Ken Dufva .... foley artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Pat Campea Jr. .... best boy grip
Albert Hood .... electrician
Tom D. May .... best boy grip
Richard Walden .... first assistant camera
Music Department
Michael Arciaga .... music supervisor
Other crew
Terry Gekler .... assistant: producer
Michael Kennedy .... production assistant (uncredited)

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Additional Details

120 min (including commercials)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

The car driven by Michael Hawks (Mike Farrell) is a 1978 Ford Thunderbird Diamond Jubilee Edition. This car was Ford's flagship vehicle which celebrated the company's seventy-fifth anniversary. This vehicle was very rare (only six thousand were built) and this is the only movie in which this particular vehicle was featured.See more »


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Never Seen How It Ended, 10 November 2013
Author: richard.fuller1

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

At the time I caught this, the big intrigue was Caroline Ingalls being beat up by BJ Hunnicutt off MASH. I knew who LeVar Burton was, wasn't familiar with Chip Fields, and this was probably the first time I was seeing Howard Duff and Joan Blondell.

When I started watching this way way back, Farrell suddenly had Grassle cornered at the top of the stairs, Burton was beating up Fields and Duff threw Blondell thru a glass display cabinet.

The police were called on Burton and Duff. Duff was arrested. Can't recall what became of Burton.

The impact of Farrell beating Grassle began affecting their son, who was now yelling at mom as well.

I remember one bit where Grassle had stopped her car in the road or something, and some fellow came up and hit the door window, cracking it. Bless her heart.

Unfortunately, the power went out and I have never seen how this ended up for any of these.

I tried asking about (back then with no internet) and the best I could find is that at least one of the wives shot her husband, but don't know which. I think it was either Blondell or Fields (probably Blondell).

When Blondell got Duff out of jail the next morning, she was very apologetic and he turned and grabbed her by the face and said he'd belt her right now if they weren't outside the police station.

Would be interested to see how this ended sometime. The only bit I've managed to find online is pretty much the scene I recall.

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