A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story (1992)

TV Movie  |  PG-13  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  1 March 1992 (USA)
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After sixteen years of marriage and four children, Betty Broderick's high-powered attorney husband decides to leave her for a younger woman with whom he's been having an affair. Hurt by his... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dan Broderick
Linda Kolkena Broderick
Christine Jansen ...
Susan McDonald
Tricia O'Neil ...
Margaret Fitzpatrick
Ralph Bruneau ...
Katherine Cortez ...
Divorce Attorney
Debbie Broderick
Jordan Christopher Michael ...
Tommy Broderick
Aaron Freeman ...


After sixteen years of marriage and four children, Betty Broderick's high-powered attorney husband decides to leave her for a younger woman with whom he's been having an affair. Hurt by his betrayal and feeling helpless against his legal expertise, Betty begins a campaign of vandalism and verbal assault. Her rage consumes her and ultimately leads to a terrible and violent act. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Thriller


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Release Date:

1 March 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jusqu'à ce que la mort nous sépare  »

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Meredith Baxter Birney and Stephen Collins played each other's spouses before, in All The President's Men. See more »


After Betty kills her ex-husband and his new wife, she is next shown talking on a payphone at the coast with the sun shown coming up over the Pacific Ocean at around 5:00 a.m. See more »


Linda Kolkena Broderick: [after Betty keeps taking snapshots of Linda behind Linda's back at Kate's high school graduation ceremony] I'm going to make this quick. I don't want to ruin Kate's day, as you seem to be intent on doing, but if you point that thing at me again, you're going to be photographing the inside of your own throat! Got it?
[Betty snaps the camera again]
Dan Broderick: [calmly] Hi, Bets.
Betty Broderick: [smiling] Hello, darling.
Dan Broderick: [chuckling, with mock sincerity] It's always lovely to see ya!
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Gabriel Byrne/Alanis Morissette (1995) See more »

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can anyone tell me about the real brodericks
11 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've seen this movie over and over and over..its hard to tell who's to blame here because reading another viewers remarks how Dan came home drunk all the time and smelling of Linda was completely left out of the movie..Meredith Baxter Birney i must say did an outstanding job..i would love to see if anyone out there has seen a picture of the real Dan, Linda and Betty..if so can someone please email me a copy at danielle68@hvc.rr.com..someone else said that they new or new people the new the real Broderick's..i would love to hear bout them and if they were as fancy as they dressed and lived..if so email me at above address..i think she said and did every step out anger and i don't agree with the murders but when you love someone and have a life of 16 years and 4 children and you get left for a younger women wouldn't you snap as well..did anyone here of marriage counseling

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