When He Didn't Come Home (1998 TV Movie)
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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
As in this movie, when Timmy (the son eventually missing) noticed that his girlfriend's Mom was hitting on the Dad, which bothered him to see it; and he confronted his girlfriend about it, she got very defensive and angry and practically started hitting him as well, which continued on throughout the relationship. Now go figure why he didn't come home...
~ LOVED THE MOVIE!!! ~
It suppose to took place up here in Chicago and I recalled a truck being pulled out of the lake belonging to a Timothy Dolan many years ago.
this was a very sad story. and I was kind of disappointed at the end with the father and brother getting little time in jail for dumping the body in the river.
I wish it showed how much time the lady got for killing Timothy Patty Duke if you read this. you are my umber 1 actress of all time
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.
I love when the movie started with parents and son bonding showing how close they are to each other.
The son played by Floyd.. is seemingly naive and newbie in his initial life's journey .. 1st job, 1st adventure as an adulthood and of course the 1st and the last girlfriend... He played this part effectively as he does have a nice looking face (reminds me of John Ritter's innocence) handsome and statuesque as ideal for every girl's dream man.. The lead actress on the opposite is also convincingly hateful to watch and she did good in her role..cold and sweet ,angry and sweet ..one word to describe her... psychotic... and it runs in the family as her mother hit her dad on the smallest gesture that he said that may have offended him..
I believe timothy saw this but chose to ignore as Love spells is all around him only in the end that he decided to leave her for good...
I still hate her ( she stole this movie) for killing timothy as someone like Timmy i was thinking he was my son .. oh my i could have done more and furious to the maximum level ... for what she did..
As you read my comments you will know that this movie is worth watching and every minute gears you to the chair as to what will happen next... 5 thumbs up ...
( i do believe Patty duke acting was laid back in her emotions somehow in this movie although i have always been her fan for all the roles she played..)