Teresa Walden-Stamper is happily married to her husband Paul Stamper and together they have one daughter Katie Stamper. The marriage seems happy until Paul starts abusing Teresa and becomes... See full summary »
A badly abused girl of 7 is saved from having to be admitted to an institution by a dedicated Special Education teacher whose class she's been placed in until there is an opening in the ... See full summary »
A police officer and his wife are shocked to find that molestation has been going on at the neighborhood day care. They're devastated when they find that their own son might be a victim too. Should they have known, should they have seen?
Teen-age mother (D'Angelo) is forced to give up her baby for adoption and, 19 years later, when she tries to contact her son, she learns that he died, under questionable circumstances when ... See full summary »
7-year old Steven Stayner is kidnapped a few days before Christmas by Kenneth Parnell. Under the belief that Parnell has been given legal custody of him, and that his family has moved away,... See full summary »
An attorney, upon handling an incest case, learns that she was an incest victim by her father from the age of five months to five years. Through therapy, she arranges to confront her father... See full summary »
Julie must disclose her family's medical history before undergoing major surgery, but when she questions her family, she discovers that she was adopted and later, that her conception was the product of a rape.
Thirteen-year-old Kerry is repeatedly sexually abused by several adults, including at one point her mother. Her father sets her up as a prostitute. Kerry finally calls Childline and is put ... See full summary »
Patty Nowakowski already has three children, but decides to be a surrogate mother. Fully confident of being able to give up her baby, she is nonetheless stunned when she discovers that she ... See full summary »
Not to be confused with the 1997 comedy of the same name, this gritty Canadian production reminds me of the no-nonsense social dramas once turned out by British studios prior to the sixties.
For unblinking looks at the real world, it seems we now have to look to Canadian producers for drama that reflects what can happen to ordinary people.
The family depicted here, could be any family..loving Mom and Dad, three kids, one grown and married, one at school, one in kindergarden. At least one of the children is a "problem" child.
The movie tells the story of what happens when one of the children, accuses one of the parents of incest...once the accusation is made, true or false, nothing can ever be the same again...everyone's life is altered, the immediate family, their friends, relatives, schoolmates, all are affected.
The movie does not sensationalize the necessary sexual content of the movie, but neither is it coy about going into detail about a grim fact of life...that parents are capable of sexually abusing their children, and/or that children are capable of falsely accusing adults, of that offence.
This movie reminds me of an even grimmer movie on the subject "The Pony Cart" again, a Canadian production of many years ago, which I also highly recommend, if ever you get a chance to see it.
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