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Shameful Secrets (1993)

A woman and her children live the idyllic suburban dream, but unknown to their neighbors and friends, the kids are being abused brutally by their father and his bad temper.

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Maryanne Walker-Tate
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Louise Levy (as LaTanya Richardson)
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Jason
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Rosalie
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Lee Rosenberg
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Behind the facade of a perfect suburban life lies a secret and insufferable nightmare: a woman and her children are subjected to their father's unpredictable temper and violent outbursts. Fearing for their safety and perhaps their lives, the frightened mother and her children make their daring escape, assuming new identities and going underground to hide from their tormentor. However, the family's refuge from danger is only temporary...in order to be truly free from fear, they must bravely come out of the shadows and confront their enemy face to face. Written by Anonymous

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10 October 1993 (USA)  »

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Going Underground  »

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Original title (Going Underground) was misleading, otherwise, typical Lifetime TV stuff
25 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This played on Lifetime Television under the title "Going Underground," which intrigued me. There are women who go underground, changing their identities and living anonymous lives to hide themselves and their children from abusive husbands. But this never lived up to it. The heroine didn't "go underground" until the last 15 minutes of the film, and it was shown in quick stills. What did they show, then? A completely ordinary and predictable drama with every Battered Woman chicle in the book. Talk about false advertising! I felt so cheated, I wanted to batter the people who made this, especially the one who chose the title. The story and its ending will surprise only those who have never watched Lifetime Television before.


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