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Cries Unheard: The Donna Yaklich Story (1994)

Hooked on steroids and unable to control his bursts of sudden rage, a police officer keeps his wife under his thumb and routinely abuses her behind the closed doors of their house.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Donna Yaklich
Dennis Yaklich
Denny Yaklich - age 18
Denny Yaklich - age 5
Ramsay Midwood ...
Eddie Greenwell
Charlie Greenwell
David Byron ...
Rosanna Huffman
David Cromwell
Tom Nibley


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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1 February 1994 (USA)  »

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Victim of Rage  »

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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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Watch and learn about red flags of abuse.
30 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Unless you have walked that path of abuse it is really hard to say what is rational and what is not. I know from experience that all you do is try to escape and when there is no out because he comes after you every time then your mind begins to think of any means out for a normal life. It is sad when I read the comments of others about yelling HELP etc. because she did when she went to a shelter and asked his friends for help. The only thing to do is to look for red flags in a relationship and get out at the first sign of violence. She should have left when he threw the can at her but unless you know about abuse and violence you have no idea of what you are in for.

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