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Cries Unheard: The Donna Yaklich Story (1994)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  1 February 1994 (USA)
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Donna Yaklich meets Dennis the policeman and thinks she might have found a good relationship. But Dennis is obsessed with weight-lifting and uses steroids, which make him aggressive and ... See full summary »

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Donna Yaklich
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Dennis Yaklich
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Denny Yaklich - age 18
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Susie
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Denny Yaklich - age 5
Ramsay Midwood ...
Eddie Greenwell
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Charlie Greenwell
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Jerry
David Byron ...
Mike
Lisa Robin Kelly
Rosanna Huffman
David Cromwell
Tom Nibley
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Donna Yaklich meets Dennis the policeman and thinks she might have found a good relationship. But Dennis is obsessed with weight-lifting and uses steroids, which make him aggressive and abusive. Getting out of the relationship isn't easy as Dennis isn't willing to let her go, and Donna's options are narrowed down to one remaining alternative. Written by Lars Skogan

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Donna Yaklich: I need my pillow.
Dennis Yaklich: Get out.
Donna Yaklich: Why, are you talking to me like this?
Dennis Yaklich: I said, get out.
Donna Yaklich: [Asking, with tears in her eyes] What is wrong with you, Dennis?
Dennis Yaklich: I SAID, GET OUT!
[Throws beer can, at Donna's backside]
Donna Yaklich: OWW!
[in pain]
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Granted, this movie may not reflect 100% fact
25 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

but the truth is, no woman should EVER endure this torture from her husband.

While Yaklich's reputation has been marred as having planned this out (to collect insurance money) this does not mean she deserved to be beaten and emotionally abused by her husband. Yes, he was a vice cop; that does not give him carte blanche to treat everyone as subordinate, which he apparently did.

There is a brief appearance by Hillary Swank, as Donna's stepdaughter. Brad Johnson and Jaclyn Smith fit the roles accordingly, and if even half of this film is accurate, Donna's husband was a monster.

This film is educational, and helpful for women's issues. Whether or not the victim received money, in the end, is a moot point. Donna deserved a stable marriage, and instead endured years of abuse. This is NEVER acceptable. 8/10


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