MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 42,944 this week

Circle of Violence: A Family Drama (1986)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  12 October 1986 (USA)
7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 69 users  
Reviews: 3 user

Georgia Benfield is at a difficult place in her life; her husband, Pete has left her for a younger woman, her teenage son, Chris is unmanageable, and she's struggling financially when her ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 46 titles
created 07 Dec 2012
 
a list of 1405 titles
created 08 May 2013
 
a list of 127 titles
created 10 months ago
 
list image
a list of 24 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Circle of Violence: A Family Drama (TV Movie 1986)

Circle of Violence: A Family Drama (TV Movie 1986) on IMDb 7.5/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Circle of Violence: A Family Drama.
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Sissy Hankshaw is born with enormous thumbs that help her hitchhiking through the US from a young age. She becomes a model in advertising and her NY agent 'the Countess' sends her to his ... See full summary »

Director: Gus Van Sant
Stars: Uma Thurman, Lorraine Bracco, Pat Morita
Sneakers (1992)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Complex but lighthearted thriller about computers and cryptography, government and espionage, secrets and deception and betrayal.

Director: Phil Alden Robinson
Stars: Robert Redford, Dan Aykroyd, Sidney Poitier
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Two best friends living on the streets of Portland as hustlers embark on a journey of self discovery and find their relationship stumbling along the way.

Director: Gus Van Sant
Stars: River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves, James Russo
Hotel (1983–1988)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The elegant St. Gregory Hotel in San Francisco is the setting for a string of distinct plots, usually romantic, often involving famous guest stars for an episode or two. Victoria Cabot runs... See full summary »

Stars: James Brolin, Connie Sellecca, Nathan Cook
Firstborn (1984)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Because he's the oldest, Jake has been the man of the house, since his parents divorce. When Mom starts seeing Sam, who always seems to be trying some new way to get rich quick, and ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Apted
Stars: Teri Garr, Peter Weller, Christopher Collet
A Safe Place (1971)
Certificate: GP Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A strange young woman lives in a fantasy world where she can never grow up.

Director: Henry Jaglom
Stars: Tuesday Weld, Orson Welles, Jack Nicholson
Stand by Me (1986)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.

Director: Rob Reiner
Stars: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman
Over the Edge (1979)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

New Grenada is a planned community set in the desert where there is nothing for the kids to do, save for a rec center - which closes at 6 PM. The parents, in their zeal to attract industry ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Kaplan
Stars: Matt Dillon, Michael Eric Kramer, Pamela Ludwig
Pecker (1998)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A Baltimore sandwich shop employee becomes an overnight sensation when photographs he's taken of his weird family become the latest rage in the art world. The young man is called "Pecker" ... See full summary »

Director: John Waters
Stars: Edward Furlong, Christina Ricci, Bess Armstrong
Silver Bullet (1985)
Adventure | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A werewolf terrorizes a small city where lives Marty Coslaw, - a paralytic boy - his uncle and his sister - the narrator of the story.

Director: Daniel Attias
Stars: Gary Busey, Everett McGill, Corey Haim
Celebrity (TV Mini-Series 1984)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Follows the life of three friends, T.J., Mack and Kleber. When they were young something happened that would haunt them for the rest of their lives. And they would each achieve notoriety in... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Beck, Joseph Bottoms, Ben Masters
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A love-hate relationship among three generations of women, a grandmother, her daughter and granddaughter, spaning 30 years.

Director: Burt Brinckerhoff
Stars: Tuesday Weld, Frances Sternhagen, Kathleen Beller
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Georgia Benfield
...
Charlotte Kessling
...
Pete Benfield
...
Chris Benfield
Philip Sterling ...
Jim McLane
Zoaunne LeRoy ...
Florence McLane
...
Marion
...
Dr. Kalmeir
Christina Maria Hutter ...
Addie
Bradley Lieberman ...
Mark
Jeanne Dougherty ...
Neighbor (as Jeannie Dougherty)
...
Woman Singer
Adele Gilbert ...
Mrs. Edwards
Jamie Jamison ...
Boy
Edit

Storyline

Georgia Benfield is at a difficult place in her life; her husband, Pete has left her for a younger woman, her teenage son, Chris is unmanageable, and she's struggling financially when her widowed mother, Charlotte moves in. Amid juggling a new full-time job, raising two children, and her failing marriage, the constant bickering between mother and daughter continues as it has ever since Georgia was a child. Finally, at her wit's end, Georgia loses control and begins physically abusing her elderly mother, just as Georgia had been abused herself as a child. As family and friends slowly begin to learn of the abuse, and long buried family secrets come to light, both mother and daughter must learn to accept the past, to change what is happening at present, in order to face a better future. Written by Polly_Kat

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

abuse | senility | parent | See All (3) »

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 October 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Circle of Violence  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

(River Phoenix) Chris was in "stand by me 1985 and his characters name was Chris too. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Tuesday Weld's Best Picture!
19 December 2000 | by (New York, New York, USA 10017) – See all my reviews

Tuesday Weld is my favourite actress and this her best picture other than Once Upon A Time In America which was also very superb! This picture takes its place as a divorced hard-working mother whose mother lives with her and her two children. She has a very hard time adjusting to being on her own and she takes out all of her problems by punching the mother in the face in one scene. Her son is addicted to heroin and is played greatly by River Phoenix. But Tuesday finally solves her problems by consulting her ex-husband's psychiatrist and she resolves her problems with her mother, children and even herself. She must now come to terms with her inner demons. 10/10


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

Message Boards

Recent Posts
looking for 'River Phoenix' - penpals Gabrielle987

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?