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When He Didn't Come Home (1998)

A mother (Patty Duke) goes to Chicago to try to find her son (Robert Floyd) who has suddenly quit contacting her and can't be reached.

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Faye Dolan
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Carolyn Blair
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Timothy Dolan
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Dave Nichols ...
Michael Dolan
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Jenny
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Detective Maas
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Donald Blair
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Junior Detective (as Dave Brown)
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Becky
Joseph Di Mambro ...
Dominic
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Frankie
Laurie Fraser ...
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Mark-Cameron Fraser ...
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A mother (Patty Duke) goes to Chicago to try to find her son (Robert Floyd) who has suddenly quit contacting her and can't be reached.

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19 May 1998 (USA)  »

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Faye Dolan: [to Carolyn, who is arrested] You took me into your home! You behaved like a daughter to me! And all the while, you and your loving family knew my son was at the bottom of the lake. You took away a good, loving boy. You took hime away when he was just beginning to live.
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Well- directed film...
23 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

this true story has very good performances and a sad, true story which unfolded in Chicago. Paul Schneider also directed: "Menendez, a Killing in Beverly Hills", as well as many Lifetime movies.

This film is noteworthy because of the performance by Patty Duke, as the victim's mother, and Kelly Rowan, as the perpetrator of a heinous crime. Robert Floyd, who portrays Timothy Dolan, the victim, is also a very believable and sympathetic character. Apparently, the family helped to cover up Dolan's murder, and it is sad to believe that this was a true story.

The backdrop of family violence, and psychological denial is also addressed. It is important and educational to watch such movies, realizing the frightening statistics of domestic violence and even homicide. You will enjoy this film, and Patty Duke again impresses us with her multi-faceted performance. 9/10


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