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Do You Know the Muffin Man? (1989)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  22 October 1989 (USA)
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A police officer and his wife are shocked to find that molestation has been going on at the neighborhood day care. They're devastated when they find that their own son might be a victim too. Should they have known, should they have seen?

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Kendra Dollison
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Roger Dollison
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Sandy Dollison
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Teddy Dollison
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Marvin Bernstein
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Stephen Pugliotti
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Mavis Richardson
Bruce Fairbairn
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Judge Allen
Ruth de Sosa
Natalie West
D. Franki Horner
Janet Eilber
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Roger Dollison, a police officer, and his wife Kendra are living the American dream. They have two children, Teddy and Sandy, a lovely home, and a dog named Rex. What they know and how they live as a family is irreparably changed one day when it is discovered that a classmate of Teddys' is the apparent victim of sexual abuse and molestation at the respected neighborhood daycare center. Like all other parents, the Dollisons are tormented - "we should have known, we should have seen" - but their devastation is complete when Teddy tells his own story, one he promised his abusers he would never tell. Written by Anonymous / edited by TrivWhiz

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22 October 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El hombre de los caramelos  »

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The Reality of Abuse
8 June 2002 | by See all my reviews

I have to confess that this film scared the pants off of me. This was mostly from the stand point that things can go on in our world like this, and we don't even see them.

Whether or not this is based on the McMartin trial is immaterial. The point is that abuse occurs in this world, and the sad reality is that it can be performed by the kindly grandmother who lives next door as well as anyone. To shrug that off by saying it was produced to assure that a famous court case was not judged fairly is to deny the horror that some people go though on a daily basis. Whether that be by systematic or organized abuse in our preschools or the drunken father or mother in the child's home, it happens.

While the adult performances in and the direction of this film are not exactly top-notch, I had to hand it to the kids (Brian Bonsall and Stephen Dorff). They did a fantastic job.


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