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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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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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Disappointing Duke performance
16 November 2008 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

I usually like Patty Duke's performances, but for some reason I felt she was held back in this one. Reminded me of that other film she made about her son disappearing and having married a horrible creature of a woman. But in that she was feisty and out to get the truth. In this one she sort of leans back and with less fire goes after the truth. I hated the girl Kelly Rowan. I guess she did a good job, for I wanted to slap her face whenever she appeared on the screen. Robert Floyd was wonderful as the son, although I couldn't understand why he took so long in figuring the witch out.

Rosemary Dunsmore and Barry Flatman played the girls parents. These are people you hope one day never to meet. I agree with other comments that the ending was awful. That these people didn't get the maximum sentences for their crimes of murder, yes murder, shows the lack of justice in this country. Their crime was heinous. They were unfeeling in carrying out their acts.


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