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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Great Movie and a True Story
18 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sadly the critic above knows nothing of the history of the movie. The movie is based on the TRUE crime book Bitter Blood and is extremely accurate. Maybe he found it disappointing or unrealistic but sadly the story is true and well documented. I enjoyed the movie since I grew up during the time of the murders in Winston-Salem. I wish could find this movie on DVD.

The basic story line is about Susie Newsome, niece of Susie Sharpe who was the first female supreme court justice in North Carolina. She marries young Tom Lynch after meeting him at Wake Forest University. There bitter breakup leaves Susie in anger and hurt. She takes revenge out on him in a truly horrific story.

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