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It Was Him or Us (1995)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  21 November 1995 (USA)
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Peggy Wilson and her daughter Carrie escape Carrie's father who is Peggy's abusive and obsessive husband. Many years later Peggy remarries to Walter Pomeroy and they have two sons Stevie ... See full summary »

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Peggy Pomeroy
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Gene Shepard
Monique Lanier ...
Carrie Wilson
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Scottie
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Lt. Washington
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Maggie Shepard
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Walter Pomeroy
Star Herrmann ...
Louise Salinger
Brooke Ashley ...
Jenna Wilson
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Jesse Pomeroy
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Stevie Pomeroy
Thomasyn Harlow
Leo Geter
Scott Wilkinson
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Peggy Wilson and her daughter Carrie escape Carrie's father who is Peggy's abusive and obsessive husband. Many years later Peggy remarries to Walter Pomeroy and they have two sons Stevie and Jesse but when her daughter Carrie, a single mother to a 5 year old daughter Jenna begins dating Gene Shepard, a handsome construction worker Peggy soon learns that the man has a history of violence and tries to warn Carrie but Carrie doesn't believe it and thinks her Mom is crazy until Gene takes out his violent anger on her when she tries to break up with him and gets arrested but soon Gene breaks out of jail and takes the family hostage inside their own house to which Peggy must use all the powers in her body to protect her family from her daughter's abusive boyfriend. Written by Jonathan

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During one of the scenes, when Gene first enters Carrie's house with a gun, he holds Carrie and her mother at gunpoint on the couch. During this particular scene, a black item appears on Carrie's chest which most likely a microphone. See more »

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[last lines, after Gene gets shot and taken to the ambulance]
Lt. Washington: This was quite a gamble you took, Mrs. Pomeroy. You could've gotten yourself killed.
Peggy Pomeroy: [confidently] Yeah, well, when it comes to your kids, you do what you have to.
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A Girl Movie
21 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a typical abuse movie, but it is also the kind you catch your self watching it every time it comes on. I wish it would come out on DVD. It is the type of Lifetime movie that makes me want to watch Lifetime movies. No it is not Oscar worthy acting but who cares!I always like the Richard Grieco movies on Lifetime. You know he never plays good guys. But you still can't help falling for him for at least a portion of the movie. Ann Jillian was good in this movie. I could not imagine being a former abuse victim and having to watch my own daughter showing the signs of abuse. Then have trouble getting through to my daughter would also kill me. I don't know why but these kind of Lifetime movies are my favorite.


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