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A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story (1992)

PG-13 | | Drama, Thriller | TV Movie 1 March 1992
Betty torments her husband with childish vandalism and verbal threats after he leaves her for another woman, but nobody anticipates what ends up happening as the games escalate.

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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 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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1 March 1992 (USA)  »

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In the movie, the rental home that Dan and Betty movie to, was filmed at 400 Via De LA Paz in Pacific Palisades, California. The house that Betty later buys, with an ocean view, was filmed just one street over, at 15255 Via De Las Olas. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

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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To all the people who justify the Dan Broderick killings
24 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am sitting here reading these comments and I am appalled. To all of the people who are writing Dan Broderick got what was coming to him. What is wrong with you? What if your son, daughter, sister, brother, mother, and father got murdered in their sleep because they angered someone. Are you even looking at the fact that she called and harassed them every day. Think about it... would you seriously give your ex more money & custody of the kids if they 1.) Ran a door into your house with the kids inside, not even knowing where they were. 2.) Broken into your house not 1 but two times and destroyed everything. 3.) cursed and used profanity at your 9 year old child. No you wouldn't. So he left her BOO HOO! It's a sad day in the world when you justify killing somebody because they made you mad.


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