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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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Ann Jillian is good...Not all women are victims....
13 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

even though there are many films like this, and it somehow seems "this could happen to anyone".

There is psychology involved, persecution, masochism. A not insignificant fact is that this was based on a true story, and the mother was involved with an abuser in this case.

Richard Grieco is believable, although a bit over the top. He makes a great chicken salad though!.

Ultimately, if you take this as a cautionary tale, it works. It is not a masterpiece, but may be instructive for young girls early teens, who think a guy seems "cool" only to learn the true facts. Violence isn't cool. Alcoholism and jail isn't cool. Not a bad Lifetime addition.


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