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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.



Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Broderick
Kevin McDonald
Christine Jansen ...
Susan McDonald
Margaret Fitzpatrick
Ralph Bruneau ...
Larry Broderick
Katherine Cortez ...
Divorce Attorney
Tommy Broderick
Aaron Freeman ...
Grant Broderick


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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Did You Know?


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 »


When Betty arrives at her ex-husband's house and drives her car into his front door, the night is perfectly clear. Moments later when the police arrive, it is foggy outside. 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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Followed by Her Final Fury: Betty Broderick, the Last Chapter (1992) See more »

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19 December 2000 | by See all my reviews

"I have regrets but no remorse". I always get chills when I think of Ms. Baxter speaking these words as the character of Betty Broderick, a woman who has just murdered her ex-husband and his new bride. Her portrayal as a neurotic woman, scorned, blows the mind!! She breaks all stereotypes of the wholesome Elise Keaton from the 70's sitcom, Family Ties. She's an awesome actress! It's a very entertaining movie!

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