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Unforgivable (1996)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 30 April 1996
A man who batters women, after nearly killing his girlfriend in a violent rage, finds himself facing his own demons when he is forced to join an innovative group therapy program for abusive men.

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Cast

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Paul Hegstrom
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Judy Hegstrom
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Milton 'Milt' Stella
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Beth French
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Tammy (as Gina Phillips)
Mariangela Pino ...
Helen Jessup, M.D.
Aaron Leigh ...
Jeff Hegstrom
Elisabeth Lund ...
Heidi Hegstrom
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Spider
Steven Anderson ...
Doctor
Doug Caputo ...
Steve
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Ben Corbin
Carmen Fournier ...
Patrolman #2
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Dave
Curley Green ...
Group Member #1
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John Ritter plays a family man who puts his wife through domestic violence and his children through emotional torture. After leaving his family and almost killing his new girlfriend in one of his rages, he is ordered to seek professional help through an innovative therapy program or go to jail. Written by Cris Marion

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30 April 1996 (USA)  »

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Asyghoriti orgi  »

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Paul Hegstrom: You know what? I don't give a damn what you think. You're just like everybody else I know. You have no spine.
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The best TV film ever produced, dealing with Domestic Violence, that if watched would help some of the over 4 million women that are Physically Abused, realize that their is hope and help for their own hurti
10 July 1999 | by (Aurora, Co) – See all my reviews

This movie shows from a true story Domestic Violence,Spouse Abuse and Battering and is truly "Unforgivable" in any family in America. A.R Simoun did a fantastic job writing this movie and letting it make it to the screen, without watering down the story like so many movies do. Many movies show the damage of physical violence, but few go into the Emotional Abuse, Threats, Economic Abuse, Intimidation, Isolation. The only negative of the movie is that it didn't go far enough at the end to show how the real Paul and Judy Hegstrom not only re-married and have been Violence-Free, and developed a program that gives Hope and Help to hurting families all over the world. A few years ago the Surgeon General classed domestic abuse as the leading cause of injuries to women ages 15-44, more common that auto accidents, muggings, rapes, and cancer deaths combined. Life Skills International was developed by Paul and Judy to help women and men who need help. This movie should be seen by every couple in our country, whether they are dating, living together, or married. Too many of our children are growing up in violent homes and we wonder why our society is so violent. But instead of dealing with the real issues, our society continues to blame Hollywood movies, video games and guns for the problems with violence. Please push TV stations all over our country to play this 1996 movie again and tell others to watch it. No segment of society is exempt from domestic violence. It knows no boundaries; neither religious, ethnic, or social. A****


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