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When No One Would Listen (1992)

TV Movie  |  Not Rated  |   |  Drama  |  15 November 1992 (USA)
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Jessica has been married to her controlling husband Gary for years.The abuse only gets worse when she gets a job at a bakery and makes two really caring friends: her co-worker and neighbor Lee, and her boss Walter.

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Jessica Cochran
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Gary Cochran
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Walter Wheeler
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Lee
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Maggie
Chris Nash
Damion Stevens ...
Pete
Cameron Thor ...
Matt Vincent
Jill Tracy ...
Geena Vincent
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Sarah
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David Farentino ...
Rod
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Judge Thompson
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Judge Beckerman
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Jessica has been married to her controlling husband Gary for years. She began dating him at the age of fifteen and has two kids, Maggie and Pete. After some career trouble Gary moves the family out to a New York suburb. Anyway, at first Gary seems like a sweet and loving husband, but after getting mad at some hippie neighbors he begins slapping Jessica and having fits of rage. The abuse only gets worse when she gets a job at a bakery and makes two really caring friends: her co-worker and neighbor Lee, and her boss Walter. Walter becomes more than just her boss; he notices bruises on Jessica's neck and advises her to leave Gary, but she can't; she's too afraid. Soon she starts dating Walter, and when Gary punches Pete repeatedly she realizes she has to be the voice for her two kids; she takes them to stay with Walter. Things only get worse as Gary makes a decision that could send her life crashing down. Written by GasmaskProductionsBooks

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Jessica Cochran: When it happened, a lot of women at the shelter went back to their husbands. They were scared, you know. If Gary could find me - Anyways... after that, a lot of people started realizing things had to change. That D.A., you know, the guy that charged Gary with burglary, he actually got on the stick and pushed through this domestic violence protocol so that the police would understand how to deal with this a little better and not just leave beat-up wife with some guy who says she's ...
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Great movie, sad story
12 July 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I saw the movie last night and I cried. I work in a woman's transitional shelter and fortunately see the brighter side of survivors of domestic violence and not the fatal victims of it. Of the many stories I've heard from the women and children I would have to say that this is one of the movies that comes to be depicted so well that the women I work with can see it and be thankful they did not end up in a morgue like Jessica Cochran. If anyone out there reads this and you are going through a similar situation, please don't hesitate to call a hotline for domestic violence. A grave is far more worse than a shelter to end up at. There are many programs like the one where I work at that empower women to be SURVIVORS, NOT CONTINUE AS VICTIMS. Take that one step and know that there is help out there and you don't have to end up DEAD>


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