MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 4,645 this week

When She Was Bad... (1979)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  25 November 1979 (USA)
6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 54 users  
Reviews: 2 user

In her first starring role in a made-for-TV movie, Cheryl Ladd is a young wife and mother, Teeny. After a move to a new house her... See full synopsis »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 430 titles
created 27 Aug 2012
 
list image
a list of 761 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: When She Was Bad... (TV Movie 1979)

When She Was Bad... (TV Movie 1979) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of When She Was Bad....
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

An 11 year old girl (Vanessa King) accuses her father (Art Hindle) of incest.

Director: Jorge Montesi
Stars: Art Hindle, Rosemary Dunsmore, Susan Hogan
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Donna Yaklich meets Dennis the policeman and thinks she might have found a good relationship. But Dennis is obsessed with weight-lifting and uses steroids, which make him aggressive and ... See full summary »

Director: Armand Mastroianni
Stars: Jaclyn Smith, Brad Johnson, Hilary Swank
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

A psychotic woman becomes dangerously jealous when her best friend begins dating a handsome man. She will stop at nothing to keep the two apart, even if it means destroying their relationship or even murdering one of them.

Director: Eric DelaBarre
Stars: Kari Wuhrer, Farrah Forke, Matthew Porretta
Telling Secrets (TV Movie 1993)
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Through a series of elaborate schemes, a wealthy woman arranges for the murder of her husband's mistress and then takes steps so that the crime won't be traced back to her. The detective ... See full summary »

Director: Marvin J. Chomsky
Stars: Cybill Shepherd, Ken Olin, Christopher McDonald
If Someone Had Known (TV Movie 1995)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A young wife and mother is abused by her husband and keeps the secret from her friends and family.

Director: Eric Laneuville
Stars: Kellie Martin, Kevin Dobson, Linda Kelsey
Untamed Love (TV Movie 1994)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A badly abused girl of 7 is saved from having to be admitted to an institution by a dedicated Special Education teacher whose class she's been placed in until there is an opening in the ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Aaron
Stars: Cathy Lee Crosby, John Getz, Gary Frank
A Killer Among Friends (TV Movie 1992)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The film tells why a girl was killed by two of her best friends.

Director: Charles Robert Carner
Stars: Patty Duke, Margaret Welsh, Tiffani Thiessen
Just Ask My Children (TV Movie 2001)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A pedophilia witch-hunt is started in Bakersfield by two teenage girls' foppish child abuse claims. Blindly ambitious justice officials, especially in the prosecutor's office, conspire to ... See full summary »

Director: Arvin Brown
Stars: Virginia Madsen, Jeffrey Nordling, Graham Beckel
No Child of Mine (TV Movie 1997)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Thirteen-year-old Kerry is repeatedly sexually abused by several adults, including at one point her mother. Her father sets her up as a prostitute. Kerry finally calls Childline and is put ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Kosminsky
Stars: Brooke Kinsella, Colin Salmon, Billy Geraghty
Not My Kid (TV Movie 1985)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A teenaged drug addict is sent to Dr. Royce's controversial drug intervention program where the addicts in the program confront each other in supervised group meetings. Also, in evening ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Tuchner
Stars: George Segal, Stockard Channing, Andrew Robinson
My Name Is Sarah (TV Movie 2007)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Director: Paul A. Kaufman
Stars: Jennifer Beals, Peter Outerbridge, Nolan Gerard Funk
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A disturbed young mother with some serious psychological problems begins to take them out on her infant daughter.

Director: Allen Reisner
Stars: Susan Dey, John Vernon, Kevin McCarthy
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Betina 'Teeny' Morgan
...
...
Mary Jensen
...
Jack Wilson
Marcia Lewis ...
Gloria
Ramon Bieri ...
Dr. Gilbert
...
Robbie Morgan
Roxanne Gregory ...
Jack's Wife
Michael Flanagan ...
Dr. Giles
Paul Larson ...
Harrison
Judy Kiern ...
Jan
J.P. Bumstead ...
Man
Julie Parrish ...
Nurse
Bill Stayers ...
Sam
Keith Jackson ...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

In her first starring role in a made-for-TV movie, Cheryl Ladd is a young wife and mother, Teeny. After a move to a new house her... See full synopsis »

Add Full Plot | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 November 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A New Start  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A curious change of pace for an acting Angel...
13 March 2009 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Before Farrah Fawcett starred in the wife-abuse television film "The Burning Bed"--unintentionally spawning a new genre for TV movies (glamorous actresses going gritty with serious material), another "Charlie's Angels" star, Cheryl Ladd, went dramatic; here, she's the abuser. A suburban wife and mother finds she can't control a streak of inner-rage against her little girl, sending off signals to her husband (Robert Ulrich) but not getting any answers. This glossy production means well, but it promises a lot more than it delivers. Ladd, herself a proponent against child abuse in real-life, does mediocre work and Carmen Culver's tame script is disappointingly flat (especially when compared to another TV-movie, "Mary Jane Harper Cried Last Night" from 1977). Ladd was definitely not the forerunner for domestic unrest: she is coiffed, manicured, and flatteringly photographed. Perhaps she was making a point--that even upscale wives and mothers can easily spin out of control--but it doesn't lend this scenario any backbone when the lead actress looks like a million dollars.


2 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Where can I find this movie? ghettoboi619
When She Was Bad Dendewil2
I want a copy 2 sweetgarnetgirl
Discuss When She Was Bad... (1979) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?