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Circle of Violence: A Family Drama (1986)

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 »

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Georgia Benfield
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Charlotte Kessling
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Jim McLane
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Florence McLane
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Dr. Kalmeir
Christina Maria Hutter ...
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Mrs. Edwards
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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

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12 October 1986 (USA)  »

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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


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