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When She Was Bad... (1979)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  25 November 1979 (USA)
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Stressed by a recent move and being a stay-at-home mom, Teeny takes out her bottled-up rage on her daughter Robbie. Only the help of her friends, family and counselors can stop her from harming Robbie and herself.

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Betina 'Teeny' Morgan
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Mary Jensen
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Jack Wilson
Marcia Lewis ...
Gloria
Ramon Bieri ...
Dr. Gilbert
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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 ...
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After moving into a new home, couple Bobby and Teeny begin constant arguing. Bobby is busy with his new job at a local factory, and Teeny, who has a bad past with her daughter Robbie, is left in charge of the household, leading her to take out her stress on Robbie until the intervention of a helpful and caring woman named Mary gets Teeny's attention. But is it already too late? Written by GasMaskProductionsBooks

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Not So Bad...
5 October 2004 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

On a recent Biography Channel profile of Cheryl Ladd, this TV-Movie was featured prominently, including interviews with Director Hunt, partly because it instilled Ms. Ladd with a life-long crusade to prevent child abuse. I remember watching this movie when it first aired, as it starred my favorite "Angel", along with my TV Hero forever: Robert Urich. The two give great performances, however I thought the 'graphic' scenes of Ladd abusing her daughter were tame, at least from what might actually be going on behind closed doors every day in homes across America. Most of the action is verbal, with one physical incident that sends her child to hospital. Equally important are the actions and re-actions of Urich, in a performance to identify with. If you are a fan of either or both actors, this is well worth seeing.


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