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Something About Amelia (1984)

Counseling helps family deal with the discovery that their child was sexually abused by the closest relative.

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Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 7 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Amelia Bennett is a thirteen-year-old girl. She has a little sister and well-off parents who love her dearly, her father Steven in particular who is used to calling her "Princess". Now, "princess" is one of the traditional endearing names men give to their little girls. But it is also a fond name they can call adult women they have sex with. Of course, who is the father who has not more or less desired his daughter ? But few are those who actually give in to their sexual impulses. Steven, as for him, has actually done it. He has broken the ultimate taboo. As a result, Amelia is totally upset. So is her family... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Michael Landon was the first choice to play Steven Bennett. He declined, feeling that he was so strongly identified with the role of the morally upright father Charles Ingalls on "Little House on the Prarie" that no one accept him portraying a sexually abusive father. See more »

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Near the start of the film, Steven is talking to Amelia about her date for the dance. At one point, he says, "I can't believe I didn't know anything about you going to a dance with another boy." He immediately repeats the words "with a boy" again. See more »

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Ruth Walters: Amelia, You haven't committed any crime, try to remember that.
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Very Good Acting - Should be available on VHS video!
5 January 1999 | by (California Bay Area, U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

The film is very well handled for such a sensitive subject. I saw it for the first time just last night, and was surprised to see Danson in the role. This film could serve to help stem the problems faced by our younger generation. I would recommend it as a should see.


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