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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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Daniel
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Louise Levy (as LaTanya Richardson)
Katherine Cortez ...
Ella Lange
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Maryanne's Mother
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Judge Ian Greenstein
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Jason
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Rosalie
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Nancy
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Josie
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Rachel Morales
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Charles Walker ...
Principal Grayson
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Margaret Chapman
Robert Nadir ...
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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Going Underground  »

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Actors Tim Matheson and Bruce McGill had costarred as members of the Delta Tau Chi fraternity (Otter and D-Day, respectively) in the hit comedy "Animal House" (1978), fifteen years prior to this movie. See more »

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This Story Always Needs to be Told
4 February 2007 | by See all my reviews

This film has two names, the one I viewed was "Going Underground" which is a better title for this type of film about a very happy looking married couple with two children. However, once the front door is shut the husband turns into another person and thinks he is in the boxing ring with his wife, who has no defense except to take all the right and left shots to the jaw. Joanna Kerns,(Maryann Walker-Tate) gave an outstanding performance through out the entire picture as the wife who struggles to keep her children and try to change the laws about abused women in the United States. Tim Matheson, (Daniel) gave a great supporting role as the most shameful husband/father you would ever want to know. This subject always needs to be told, because unfortunately women are still having to face this horrible brutality.


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