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When a Man Loves a Woman (1994)

R | | Drama, Romance | 13 May 1994 (USA)
An airline pilot and his wife are forced to face the consequences of her alcoholism when her addictions threaten her life and their daughter's safety. While the woman enters detox, her husband must face the truth of his enabling behavior.

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Casey Green
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Amy
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Gary
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Walter
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Pam
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Madras Tie Guy
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Janet
Erinn Canavan ...
Shannon
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Dr. Gina Mendez (as Latanya Richardson)
Bari K. Willerford ...
Malcolm
James Jude Courtney ...
Earl
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An airline pilot and his wife are forced to face the consequences of her alcoholism when her addictions threaten her life and their daughter's safety. While the woman enters detox, her husband must face the truth of his enabling behavior.

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What Love Built A Secret Could Destroy... See more »

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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$50,021,959 (USA)
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The movie was based on ten pages of notes written by Orson Welles. See more »

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When Michael approaches Amy and her family in the Asian restaurant, the caption says they are speaking Chinese. They are actually speaking Vietnamese. See more »

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Alice Green: No Michael, we're supposed to try to be real. And when you feel alone, you are not together, and that is real.
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As the end credits roll, we see people socializing at an A.A. meeting. See more »


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Stewart's Coat
Written and Performed by Rickie Lee Jones
Courtesy of Geffen Records
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Incredible insight
9 March 2003 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

This movie has me in tears throughout; it portrays the mixed

feelings, emotions and total confusion of an alcoholic wife and

mother so perfectly - and I should recognize them, as an alcoholic

of 10 years myself. Especially moving is the wonderful

performance of the elder child "Jessie" - an amazing achievement

in one so young. It certainly strengthened my resolve never to go

down that path again. I recommend it to all families of alcoholics

for an insight into our way of thinking - our shame, our inability to

control our own addiction, and the possibilty of real recovery.

Thank you, all involved.


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