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Child of Rage (1992)

A priest and his wife adopt a brother and sister, but the girl has terrible outbursts of rage. They get her in treatment and try to find out the reason for this.

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Rob and Jill Tyler adopt 2 children named Catherine and Eric. Eric is sweet, quiet and shy and Catherine is nice at times but has these terrible violent outbursts for no apparent reason. Catherine sticks the dog with needles until the dog bleeds. She smashes Eric's head on the basement floor, causing him to go to the emergency room and tries to stab her new adoptive father with a knife while he's sleeping. Jill and Rob try to find a doctor and they eventually find Dr. Rosemary Myers. She examines Catherine and find out that she was abused by her biological father and wants Catherine to overcome this rage. Dr. Myers, Jill, and Rob preform holding therapy for Catherine and at first it doesn't seem to work, but Catherine seems to become more at ease as the therapy progresses. Written by mountain91

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Based on the 1990 short documentary of the same name " Child of rage " See more »

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Doris: [At the strip club where Stephanie works] Stephanie?
Stephanie: [Scornfully looks up from her drink] What do you want?
Doris: This is Jill Tyler, she'd like to talk with you.
Jill Tyler: [Politely offers her hand] Hi!
Stephanie: [Annoyed, thinking that it's a proposition] I don't do women.
Jill Tyler: [Clarifying] My husband and I adopted Catherine and Eric.
Stephanie: [Bitterly sarcastic] Oh, lucky you!
Jill Tyler: We want to know what their life was like, what your life was like, what happened. Catherine's very disturbed. She hurts Eric; she tried to kill him. Please, help...
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A great representation
16 November 2004 | by (Santa Barbara, CA) – See all my reviews

This movie was by far one of the best movies aired on the Lifetime Movie Channel. It does a great job depicting the effects of child abuse and sexual trauma on young children. This movie will leave you at the edge of your seat hugging your pillow wondering what will become of little "Cat". I love the way little "Cat" is portrayed throughout the movie as the innocent child with a dark secret. The end is very inspirational as to the efforts of psychologists and their aid in helping children dealing with PTSD. Anyone who has been abused as a child will understand the hidden meaning behind this movie and understand what little "Cat" had to go through. Watch this movie with an open mind and understand the reasons behind "Cat's" mood swings and tell me if you still think she is a "brat". I don't think so.


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