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If Someone Had Known (1995)

A young wife and mother is abused by her husband and keeps the secret from her friends and family.

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Katie Liner
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Jack Liner
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Ellen Liner
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Jimmy Pettit
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Sharon Liner (as Kristin Dattilo-Hayward)
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Officer Linda Reed
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Chief Hunt
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Dr. Lois Coutu
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Paul Chambers
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Charles Pettit
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Herbert Evans
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Marian Pettit
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D.A. Barnes
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Doug Pettit
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Katie marries her first boy friend and at first they are very happy together. But when their first son arrives he becomes nasty being jealous about the boy, beating her and hanging around with friends all day leaving all the work to her. When their second child is on its way things get even worse, so that Katie decides to leave the house; but when she packs her suitcase the conflict climaxes to him getting shot. A trial is about to find out what happened... Written by Volker Boehm

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She tried to be a good wife and mother. She tried to keep the abuse a secret. But one day he went too far...and so did she.

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Katie's hair changes color several times as the film progresses. See more »

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Wade Blankenship: [Katie has been left alone to help unload the car, which gives Wade a chance to confront her. He grabs her and throws her against the car] You will never get away with this! Understand? no matter what happens in that court room, you will NEVER get away with this!
Jack Liner: [Just as he finishes what he says, Jack grabs him off of her and throws him against the car] Get the hell out of here, and don't you ever go near her again!
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A really well done crime drama
7 April 2004 | by (Apple Valley, Ca.) – See all my reviews

Although our 'justice system' is the best in the world sometimes things just go wrong. This story (based on true events) deals with spousal abuse in years past.

Since "OJ" & that trial, this is much less likely to happen again.

I especially liked the courtroom scenes and the way the camera(s) were used to show it all.

The writers did a 'super' job too.

A great surprise twist as well.


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