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Darkness Before Dawn (1993)

A family struggles with a daughter's addiction.

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Mary Ann Guard
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Guy Grand
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Sandra Guard
Chelsea Hertford ...
Jennifer
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Jack
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Mrs. Guard
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Al Van Petten
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Father
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Mary Ann Guard (age 9)
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Sandra Guard (age 8)
Tim Farrell ...
John L.
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Daryl
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A family struggles with a daughter's addiction.

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15 February 1993 (USA)  »

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Jennifer: Mommy, look!
Mary Ann Guard: Hmm?
Jennifer: Look!
[Mary Ann sees purple lines on Jennifer's arms]
Mary Ann Guard: What's on your arms?
Jennifer: I drew it.
Mary Ann Guard: Why?
Jennifer: I want to be like you and daddy.
Mary Ann Guard: [furiously] You go in the bathroom, and you wash this off - and DON'T YOU EVER do this again! Just go!
[Jennifer runs off sobbing]
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Referenced in Beavis and Butt-Head: For Better or Verse (1993) See more »

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Surprisingly Multi-Dimensional and non-cliched
7 July 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Darkness before Dawn is a TV movie starring Meredith Baxter and Steve Lang as married junkies trying to get clean. With that said this film isn't as predictable as you'd think. Baxter's emotional turmoil is high intensity and the story is realistic (considering it was based on a true story). It could be called Days of Horse and Roses and worth seeing more than the cliched Traffic subplot with the junkie daughter. Most harsh is when they have a baby born addicted to heroin. Superior to the pretentiously hip Permanent Midnight, but if you want hip and avant-guarde check out Morrissey's Trash.


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