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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
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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she said - he dead
28 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

Typical battered wife movie overlooks the main point in that it offers virtually no corroboration for Donna Yaklich's supposed abuse at the hands of her husband, a decorated police officer, and instead attempts to justify her decision to hire two bumbling petty crooks to gun him down in cold blood by showing, well, nothing. A scene of the husband forcibly removing her from a battered woman shelter begs the question: did no one at the shelter make any attempt to notify the authorities that he had essentially assaulted and kidnapped her? Isn't that what shelters are for? Endless scenes of him lifting weights (and obviously not Brad Johnson) and steroid taking do little except pad out the running time. The story is obviously told from one point of view only, but then since the other point of view was gunned down by the first POV there isn't much to tell.


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