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Terror in the Family (1996)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  16 April 1996 (USA)
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Fifteen-year-old Deena Marten wants the same freedom every teenager craves. But when she can't have her way, her rebellious temperament erupts in violence. Her parents, Stephanie and Todd, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Cynthia Marten
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Todd Marten
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Deena Marten
Andrew Kavovit ...
Garrett (as Andy Kavovit)
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Adam Marten
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Ivy
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Judge
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Judith
Jeff Olsen ...
Mr. Pilney
Barta Heiner ...
Dist. Atty. Pearlman
Joey Miyashima ...
Attorney
Lynne Gale ...
Therapist
Margo Swena O'Very ...
Dr. Miller
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Police Officer
Scott Wilkinson ...
Neighbor
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Fifteen-year-old Deena Marten wants the same freedom every teenager craves. But when she can't have her way, her rebellious temperament erupts in violence. Her parents, Stephanie and Todd, fear her new boyfriend, Garret, 17, is the cause. Distraught, Stephanie turns to alcohol, and Todd escapes in his work. They're unaware their Boy Scout son Adam, 13, sips from a vodka bottle hidden in his bedroom. And the problems in this dysfunctional family continue to worsen. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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Imagine, the child you love the most... becoming the person you fear the most.

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16 April 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Terror Em Família  »

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Actor Ryan Mouritsen (featured) was still living in Sandy, Utah while working on this production. He used to visit Hollywood to stay for visits to work on productions while networking and helping on TV and film productions. Sometimes, he did extra work too. This film and the positive experiences helped him to decide to move to Hollywood in 1998 and pursue his career goals. See more »

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[the police and the investigators has arrived and find out what happened, the people all over town find out what's going on. This is a major chaos]
Todd Marten: I don't know what we're do. We tried everything. She's out of control, she breaks things, she hits her mother.
Police Officer: May I have your hand?
Todd Marten: Uh, that was an accident. Look, if you can just get that knife away from her, calm her down, I'm sure we can.
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Hints at how good Hilary Swank will become
16 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

This film was edgy for a made-for-television show, dealing with real issues for a change. Miss Swank showed promise here early on, as well as newcomer Rachel Youngberg. Cinematography was good. Direction, for a film this size, was also good. The location shots were believable, which puts it ahead in my book. What made this film interesting was a storyline that moved it along, and enough action to keep it going. Some of the smaller parts seemed better acted than most, and may be due to the Utah casting. While it dragged in spots, the intensity of the characters pulled it through. I really liked seeing a younger Hillary Swank, with a hint at what she carried inside for later expression.


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