In the Best of Families: Marriage, Pride & Madness (1994)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  16 January 1994 (USA)
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After a very messy divorce, a man starts suspecting his ex-wife and her new boyfriend of various crimes.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Susie Lynch
Fritz Klenner
Tom Lynch
Florence Newsom
Bob Newsom
Annie Klenner
Louise Latham ...
Delores Lynch
Wayne Tippit ...
Dan Donaldson
Dr. Frederick Klenner
Anne Pitoniak ...
Nanna Newsom
Justice Susie Sharp
Brian Butler
Tristan Tait ...
Ian Perkins
Colleen Flynn ...
Jamie Leary


After a very messy divorce, a man starts suspecting his ex-wife and her new boyfriend of various crimes.

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16 January 1994 (USA)  »

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Bitter Blood  »

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Amazing true story of murder and madness set in NC
4 August 2003 | by (Columbus, OHio) – See all my reviews

I wasn't originally going to comment on this movie, but, after reading some of the other reviews, I felt like I needed to add to this.

Although most reviews of this film have been somewhat positive,there are a few of the reviews which have noted how unbelievable this story is and how this movie is not worth the time. I disagree.

Some people may not realize that this is based on true events that happened in the mid 1980s in North Carolina. As a local high school student when this all came to the forefront, and also having been lucky enough to be able to read Jerry Bledsoe's original articles when they were published in the Greensboro "News and Record" (the local paper where he was writing at the time), I can honestly say that most local folks were both amazed and disturbed by the whole situation and the senselessness of it all.

If you are interested in this movie and would like to learn more about the Klenner, Sharp, Newsom, and Lynch families, I suggest that you read "Bitter Blood" (by Jerry Bledsoe) -- the book on which this mini-series was based. The movie was good, but never have I found a crime novel that was as intriguing as this. A long read, but worth the time.

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