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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: The average prison sentence for a woman who kills her husband is 15 to 20 years. For a man who kills his wife, 2 to 6 years. I was sentenced to 40 years for conspiracy to commit murder. I've served 5 1/2 years, and I filed for a motion for reconsideration of my sentence, which is currently under review.
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Jaclyn Smith does very well but was miscast
2 September 1999 | by (Lahaina, Hawaii) – See all my reviews

This is a typical wife-abuse movie which is well acted. The main problem with this production is the casting of Jaclyn Smith. She does a creditable portrayal-however as an obviously intelligent individual, she has to portray someone who does highly illogical things that someone of her intellect wouldn't.


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