MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 5,187 this week

Sharon's Secret (1995)

TV Movie  -   -  Thriller  -  27 September 1995 (USA)
5.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.4/10 from 128 users  
Reviews: 3 user

A 16 year old girl is accused of killing her parents.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 461 titles
created 12 Oct 2011
 
a list of 19 titles
created 01 Mar 2013
 
a list of 103 titles
created 01 Aug 2013
 
a list of 3752 titles
created 02 Oct 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Sharon's Secret" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Sharon's Secret (TV Movie 1995)

Sharon's Secret (TV Movie 1995) on IMDb 5.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Sharon's Secret.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Puppy Love (TV Movie 2012)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When single mom Megan Nolan moves to a new town, she feels guilty for uprooting her ten-year-old daughter Caitlin. Seeing that the little girl's only friend is a neighbor's dog, Megan ... See full summary »

Director: Harvey Frost
Stars: Candace Cameron Bure, Victor Webster, Katie L. Hawkins
She Fought Alone (TV Movie 1995)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A young high school student is raped by a classmate. However, when word of the crime gets out, instead of condemning the rapist--a member of the school's championship football team--the ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Leitch
Stars: Tiffani Thiessen, Brian Austin Green, Isabella Hofmann
Comedy | Horror | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Two teenagers get trapped in a house with Dr. Frankenstein who wants to transfer one of their brains to his creature.

Directors: Joel Cohen, Alec Sokolow
Stars: Ian Bohen, Candace Cameron Bure, Sarah Douglas
A Friend to Die For (TV Movie 1994)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Angela Delvecchio for some reason transfers from a Catholic School to a public school in the same town. She proceeds to try to make friends with the most popular girl in school which leads ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Graham
Stars: Kellie Martin, Tori Spelling, James Avery
For the Love of Nancy (TV Movie 1994)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The parents of an anorexic woman fight to save her life.

Director: Paul Schneider
Stars: Tracey Gold, Jill Clayburgh, Cameron Bancroft
If Someone Had Known (TV Movie 1995)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

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

Director: Eric Laneuville
Stars: Kellie Martin, Kevin Dobson, Linda Kelsey
Twisted Love (1995)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Janna Riley is the awkward and shy girl nobody ever seems to notice. Not being able to live up to her mother's expectations of popularity, Janna walks through the school hallways alone, ... See full summary »

Director: Eb Lottimer
Stars: Lisa Dean Ryan, Sasha Jenson, Soleil Moon Frye
When He's Not a Stranger (TV Movie 1989)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

At a California university, Lyn goes to meet her best friend Melanie in the dorm room of Melanie's boyfriend Ron, a football star. When Lyn arrives, Melanie is not there. Ron forces himself... See full summary »

Director: John Gray
Stars: Annabeth Gish, John Terlesky, Kevin Dillon
Finding Normal (TV Movie 2013)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The only thing standing between Dr. Lisa Leland (Candice Cameron Bure) and the wedding of her dreams in the Hamptons is a 2600-mile drive from Los Angeles to Long Island. However, a run in ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Herzlinger
Stars: Lou Beatty Jr., Andrew Bongiorno, Valerie Boucvalt
Director: Carey Scott
Stars: Kevin Downes, David A.R. White, Stephen Baldwin
Can't Get Arrested (TV Series 2011)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Stars: Jodie Sweetin, Dave Coulier, Dennis Haskins
Sheknows: Beyoutiful (TV Series 2011)
Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Stars: Candace Cameron Bure
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Laurel O'Connor
...
Sharon (as Candace Cameron)
...
Bodin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Head Nurse
Steven R. Barnett ...
Officer #2
...
Orderly
...
Young Cop
...
Officer
John Davis Chandler ...
Stan
...
First Officer
Al Fann ...
Old Sergeant
...
Male Resident (as Henry Hayashi)
William Hardy ...
Reporter
...
McGregor
...
Dr. Raines
Edit

Storyline

A 16 year old girl is accused of killing her parents.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Don't See. Don't Tell. Don't Die.

Genres:

Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 September 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Into the Fire  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Into the Fire
28 October 2002 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Mel Harris is Dr Laurel O'Connor, a psychiatrist in Charlotte who is given 16 year old Sharon Hartly (Candace Cameron) to assess. Detective Thomas McGregor (Gregg Henry) believes that Sharon has killed her parents, Richard and Allison, and is faking her condition. As Sharon won't talk, Laurel seeks information elsewhere, which makes Laurel a target for burglary and death threats. However a hospital incident allows for a return to the home where the killings took place, and the killer is revealed.

Harris is very still here and this stoicism works for her character, with director Michael Scott probably using her iconic face better than most other directors have. At times she looks very beautiful when listening, enacts a shocked surprise more convincingly than others doing the same thing, and has a tiny smile in response to being told `There's not a damn thing in the world that justifies shooting your parents in cold blood'. She also gets to be physical, climbing out of a burning room, jumping through glass, being slapped, and ending up like a ragged doll with black smudges as she sits on a bench. Laurel comments that what attracts her to Sharon is her sense of aloneness. Laurel is accused of the standard becoming too emotionally involved, or maybe it's the length of her hair which recalls Garbo in retirement circa 1946, but at times Harris pauses and we too can see Laurel's aloneness, that no one else picks up on.

The teleplay by Mark Homer uses Laurel talking into tape recorder for a form of narration, but the climax reads as too melodramatic, after a teasing ambiguity surrounding Sharon. We never see either parent which undermines the reason for the killer's act, and McGregor's rationale for wanting Laurel to remove herself from Sharon's case is just as inexplicable. Homer's use of the Hartly lawyer Frank Bodin (Alex McArthur) is also a red herring.

Scott's tilted camera and slow motion might be passable as a genre cliche if he didn't also add operatic voices to the music score of Philip Giffin, and even Laurel first talking to Sharon to calm an outburst uses Sharon's echo chamber-ed interpretation of Harris' voice.


4 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Sharon's Secret (1995) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?