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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
Bill Applebaum
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Jack
Natalie West ...
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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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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A real insight into the heartache of drug addiction

This is one of the most accurate films about drug addiction I have seen dealing with not only one, but both people, in a relationship who are addicted to heroin.. The glossy mumsy feel soon fades away revealing the harrowing life of drug addicts in the middle class suburbia of America.. The acting is first class and the film hooks you in like its subject matter. An enthralling an realistic account of middle class, middle age domestic drug abuse.. Where concealment, deceit and theft gradually take over the lives of the main characters.. until the inevitable reconcilliation with life. I may never have a spliff again ! A real gem !!!


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