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Murder: By Reason of Insanity (1985)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama  -  1 October 1985 (USA)
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A married couple from Poland emigrates to the U.S.,. but things don't turn out as well as they had imaged. The husband's business fails, while his wife's career really takes off. The ... See full summary »

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A married couple from Poland emigrates to the U.S.,. but things don't turn out as well as they had imaged. The husband's business fails, while his wife's career really takes off. The husband, unable to cope with the pressures of his failed business, his failing marriage and the adjustments necessary to live in a completely different society, begins to take out his frustrations on his wife. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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The man she loves most is the man she fears most.

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Fabulous Bergen performance elevates tragic true-life saga...
26 September 2009 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Made-for-television entry, well-directed by Anthony Page, concerns Polish couple who have immigrated to the States, only to have their marriage come to an impasse; the wife hopes to leave her violently uncontrolled husband, who plays upon her fears that he will eventually kill her. Psychological stories of marital warfare don't always work on film, yet this fact-based case study is given a serious, sometimes chilling treatment, rendering it more than just another issue-of-the-week melodrama. As the unhappy Berwids, Candice Bergen and Jürgen Prochnow do Emmy-worthy work; Bergen, in particular, is a revelation. Very fine, very involving film which, although it gives us a typically incompetent justice system, makes few compromises towards a tidy, TV-movie formula.


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