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Blind Faith (1990)

TV Movie  -   -  Thriller  -  11 February 1990 (USA)
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A wealthy businessman is accused to murdering his wife to collect insurance money for bad gambling debits. Although his three sons initially believe his innocence, his actions and court evidents soon begins to prove otherwise.

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Rob Marshall
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Maria Marshall
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Roby Marshall
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Chris Marshall
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John Marshall
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Sal Caccaro
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Felice Richmond
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Seely
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Joe McGinnis' best-seller is brought to tv. Set in the town of Toms River, New Jersey, an insurance salesman claims his wife was attacked and killed at a deserted picnic area. However police investigation casts suspicion on the man and the ultimate trial puts his three sons in doubt of their father's innocence. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Joanna Kerns plays the mother of Roby Marshall in this movie. Joanna Kerns also played the mother of Tracey Gold's character on the TV series "Growing Pains". The real life Roby Marshall married Tracey Gold. See more »

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Excellent retelling of true NJ crime.
6 September 2004 | by (North Carolina) – See all my reviews

This is an excellent, heart wrenching film; I cry every time I see how devastated those children were with the murder of their loving mom and the trial of their father. This film, more than any other film depicting a true crime story, takes one through the tumultuous upheaval that a victim of a violent crime suffers(in this case, these boys are the victims of their mom's murder by their dad.) Other true crime story films depict the violence or the plight of the defendant. As a former prosecutor and prison counselor, I know first hand that the victims of crime are too often ignored by the criminal justice system. This film hits an emotional home run in telling the victims' stories. The relationship between Maria Marshall and her sons is the cornerstone of the film, and it makes one realize the depth of suffering one endures with so senseless a crime. Her beauty as a loving mother is contrasted with Robert Marshall's self absorbed obsession with himself and his needs. Caught in the middle are three innocent children, devoted sons to both parents, believing with "blind faith" in the innocence of their dad despite the overwhelming evidence unfolding before them. Despite its length (4 hours), the film and the book by Joe McGinnis are worth your time. The 20th anniversary of Maria's murder is September 7, 2004.


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