Not Our Son (1995)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  3 March 1995 (USA)
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A Seattle household secretly cooperates with police in a case that links a family member to widespread arson.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Kenneth Keller
George Keller
Randy Litchfield
Ruth Keller
Scott Allan Campbell ...
Dane Whetsel
Ken O'Connor
Greg Knapp
Margaret Keller
Jason Gaffney ...
Ben Keller
David Lovgren ...
Mike Dombrowski
Ken Camroux ...
Fire Chief
Carol Atkins
Denalda Williams ...
William R. Davies ...
Police Chief


A Seattle household secretly cooperates with police in a case that links a family member to widespread arson.

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3 March 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hilferuf aus den Flammen  »

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Excellent TV movie/dramatisation
6 July 2004 | by (Herefordshire, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I am not familiar with the case, but this was a gripping account. Very well acted throughout, and very well written and directed. This story is as much about a family breakdown as it is about a dangerous criminal. I also liked it because on the face of it no one would suspect the culprit. This film dramatised the relationships and character of Paul Keller in a way that seemed realistic and also explained his actions to some extent, and left me feeling satisfied that the story had been well told. How truthful the dramatisation was I could not say, but it certainly seemed truthful - whether or not the details are accurate, it has dramatic truth.

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