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Shattered Dreams (1990)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  13 May 1990 (USA)
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Charlotte marries John. Things seem ok; John has a good job and he's going up in the world, working for the government. But every so often he loses his temper and Charlotte gets the brunt ... See full summary »

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Charlotte Fedders
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John Fedders
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Helen O'Donnell
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Charles O'Donnell
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Hal Witt
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Elaine
Stan Ivar ...
Bryan Renehan
Bryan Clark ...
Martin Ellis
Tom Dahlgren ...
Judge McAuliffe
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Teenage Luke (as Jay Ferguson)
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Older Dotti
Marilyn Rockafellow ...
Ellen O'Hare
Tim Ahern ...
Kevin
Russ Anderson ...
Wilkes
Bud Anthony ...
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Charlotte marries John. Things seem ok; John has a good job and he's going up in the world, working for the government. But every so often he loses his temper and Charlotte gets the brunt of his anger. During the 18 year course of their marriage, there are at least 8 incidents of physical abuse and countless of mental. Charlotte's family and friends tell her to leave John but she keeps going back, most likely because he has convinced her that she would be nothing without him. It finally explodes in a big divorce battle balancing on the cases of abuse. Written by <DntMesWtMe@aol.com>

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She Discovered a Stranger in the House... Her Husband.

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13 May 1990 (USA)  »

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L'homme que je croyais épouser  »

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Realistic portrayal of too common an occurence today
27 February 2001 | by (australia) – See all my reviews

One of Lindsay's best,totally convincing in her portrayal of a battered wife who gives up her self respect and self esteem for love and to protect her children. Based on a true story Lindsay's portrayal was convincing and keeps the viewer glued to the screen throughout. This is one of my fave films of lindsay which scored high ratings when screened on Australian television in 1994. I give this a 9 out of 10.


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