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Writer (WGA):
Dennis Turner (written by)
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Release Date:
7 November 1993 (USA) See more »
True story about the mother of a murder victim seeking to bring her son's widow to justice and gain custody of her granddaughter. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Patty Duke ... Mary Brown

Martin Sheen ... Jack Brown

Alexandra Powers ... Dusty

Jason London ... Chris

Jeff Kober ... Talbot

Cole Hauser ... Rocky Jackson

Danny Nucci ... Vince Grella
T. Max Graham ... Harry Amblin

Charles S. Dutton (as Charles Dutton)
Lynette Walden ... Patty
Robin Burrows ... Diane

Jodie Markell ... Sandra
Larry Greer ... Lt. Alexander
Roger Nolan ... Captain Lorenz
Kyla Pratt ... Christine
Nora Denney ... Nora
Matthew Swanson ... Matt
Rick Tamblyn ... Parker Stone
Mark McCarthy ... Lt. Alexander's Assistant
Debra Bluford ... Virginia
Jim Korinke ... Paul

Buck Baker ... Process Server

Hollis McCarthy ... Reporter 1A
David Washington ... Reporter 2A
Charles Whitman ... Conrad Simpson

Holmes Osborne ... Defense Attorney
Kenneth Chamitoff ... Hank
Jon Stafford ... Drill Instructor

Kasi Brown ... Baby Sitter
Ethan Jensen ... Billy
Constance Ramos ... Waitress (as Connie Ramos)

Christopher John Fields ... Warren Matthews
Ken Boehr ... Matthew Bradford

C. Wayne Owens ... Judge Horton
Elaine Welton Hill ... Meg Collins
Kyle L. Mowry ... Kenny Hilker
Michael Beers ... Jason
Dean Vivian ... Agent Hennessy
Jack Burrier ... Jury Foreman

Tim Snay ... Officer Frank
Peggy Freisen ... Hennessy's Secretary

Renée Estevez ... Carole
Jon Monroe ... Donald Stewart
Queen Bey ... Female Judge
Kathryn Major ... Lisa
Jeanne Averill ... Police Officer
Harvey Williams ... Patrick
Dick Welsbacher ... Oklahoma Judge
Jeff Tamblyn ... Cart Owner
Jeannette Bonjour ... Heavyset Woman
Jeffrey Nicholson ... Reporter #1
Hank Booth ... Reporter #2
Tim Gillin ... Officer #1
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Diane Bulan ... Bailiff (uncredited)
Steven Judd ... Policeman (uncredited)

Sean Kaplan ... Bully #2 (uncredited)
Jason Ray ... Recruit (uncredited)
Cinnamon Schultz ... Waitress (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Switzer 
Writing credits
Dennis Turner (written by)

Produced by
Bernadette Caulfield .... producer
Yvonne E. Chotzen .... co-producer
Joel Fields .... executive producer
Ronald H. Gilbert .... executive producer (as Ron Gilbert)
Ardythe Goergens .... producer
Original Music by
David Michael Frank 
Cinematography by
Robert Draper 
Film Editing by
Mark W. Rosenbaum 
Makeup Department
Barbie Palmer .... makeup department head
Art Department
Marc Rosenblatt .... props
Sound Department
Norval D. Crutcher III .... sound editor
Jay Patterson .... production sound mixer
Thomas Pinney .... boom operator
Frank Fleming .... sound recordist (uncredited)
George B. Colucci Jr. .... stunt coordinator (as George B. Colucci)
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Gilbert .... best boy grip
Mel Graham .... electrician
Walter Stewart .... gaffer
Naython Vane .... electrician
Gary A. Williams .... dolly grip
Casting Department
Heather Laird .... location casting
Transportation Department
Scott Anderson .... driver: honeywagon
Jody Bingenheimer .... driver
Geno Hart .... transportation coordinator
William R. Peck .... driver
Other crew
William Sell .... office production assistant

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Germany:180 min (2 parts) | USA:240 min (2 parts)
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11 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
unbelievably a true story!, 30 January 2005
Author: Tracy Groat ( from Scotland, UK

This movie made me very sad because it was a true story. Patty Duke's acting in this film is absolutely excellent and at times gave me a lump in my throat, what an incredibly strong character, to have lost her only child to murder then have to fight for her son's widow to be brought to justice and to seek custody of her grand-daughter, what an incredibly strong woman. Dusty was very lucky to have such a sweet, loving, caring husband and to have him murdered was an evil act and I am glad she got what was coming to her. At the end of the film where Dusty is sentenced and when Mary and Jack are alone in the courtroom, I had tears in my eyes when Mary turned to Jack and said : "I wish Chris was here, I want to hold him in my arms and say you can rest now Mum and Dad have taken care of everything", poor Mary and Jack losing that precious boy, but at least they have little Christine to help them go on and at least they got the justice they needed, this was an excellent film with great acting especially from Patty Duke.

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