6.3/10
461
10 user 3 critic

Black and Blue (1999)

TV-14 | | Drama | TV Movie 17 November 1999
After a woman's husband beats and abuses her, she and her son join the witness protection program and move away secretly.

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (teleplay)
Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

10-year-old Harriet dreams of leaving her home, where she doesn't feel she's needed by her mother and sister Gwen. When her mother dies in a car accident, she really starts to make plans ... See full summary »

Director: Timothy Hutton
Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Kevin Bacon, Mary Stuart Masterson
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

After their parents' untimely death in a car accident, Penny struggles to take care of her younger sister Mary, who suffers from an incurable disease. A precocious former poet, Penny has ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Miner
Stars: Mary Stuart Masterson, Jena Malone, Karl Geary
Bandits (2001)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Two bank robbers fall in love with the girl they've kidnapped.

Director: Barry Levinson
Stars: Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Cate Blanchett
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A new transfer student to St. Basil's Boys' Prep School tries to fit in while romantically pursuing a troubled young girl.

Director: Michael Dinner
Stars: Donald Sutherland, Andrew McCarthy, John Heard
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The bar in an old Pennsylvania steel town, housed with many of life's losers and disillusioned men, is the main setting for this slice-of-life film. Michael Madsen is the bar owner, who is ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Stagliano
Stars: Jeremy Davies, Virginia Madsen, Luke Perry
Married to It (1991)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Tale of three different couples (Yuppies, Hippies, and Society Folk) who find some common ground and become friends after being assigned to the same school project. Their lives are turned ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Hiller
Stars: Beau Bridges, Stockard Channing, Robert Sean Leonard
The Sisters (2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Based on Anton Chekov's "The Three Sisters" about siblings living in a college town who struggle with the death of their father and try to reconcile relationships in their own lives.

Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman
Stars: Elizabeth Banks, Maria Bello, Erika Christensen
Dogtown (1997)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Philip Van Horn, who left his small town a long time ago to become a Hollywood actor and hasn't had any success at that, returns to the town for a visit. There he is uniformally met like ... See full summary »

Director: George Hickenlooper
Stars: Rory Cochrane, David Shackelford, Trevor St. John
Baby Mama (2008)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A successful, single businesswoman who dreams of having a baby discovers she is infertile and hires a working class woman to be her unlikely surrogate.

Director: Michael McCullers
Stars: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Sigourney Weaver
West of Here (2002)
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Finding his only escape in music, Gil Blackwell (Broken English's Josh Hamilton) decides to leave his monotonous business life in Boston when his cousin dies in a car accident. Gil ignores ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Masterson
Stars: Norbert Leo Butz, Josh Hamilton, Guillermo Díaz
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

With a meth-addict for a mother and a non-existent father, AMBER (17) doesn't have much in this world, except for one thing...her music. Through circumstances beyond her control Amber ends ... See full summary »

Director: Jill Maxcy
Stars: Christine Evans, Zach Harmon, Derrick Denicola
Horror | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A young woman on the frontier marries a meek farmer who has an annoying habit of going through a rather drastic change every full moon.

Director: Martin Donovan
Stars: Lori Ashton, Hart Bochner, Pat Atkins
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Frances Benedetto
...
Bobby Benedetto
...
Robert Benedetto
...
Mike Riordan
Beau Starr ...
Tommy Walsh
...
Grace Ann Flynn
...
Cindy Roerbacker (as Elizabeth Brown)
...
Patty Bancroft
...
Sheila Walsh
Conrad Dunn ...
Enrique
Jake Goldsbie ...
Bennie Castro
Janet Bailey ...
Dr. Winnie Clark
...
Ann Benedetto
Bryon Bully ...
Jonathan
Claudio Masciulli ...
Uncle Vito
Edit

Storyline

After a woman's husband beats and abuses her, she and her son join the witness protection program and move away secretly.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

She Knows It Is Only A Matter Of Time Before He Finds Them... See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 November 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Noir comme l'amour  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Last film of Susan Douglas Rubes. See more »

Quotes

Mike Riordan: Can I just be with you right now?
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A great story about the grim truth of domestic violence
16 October 2010 | by (i1chocolat.blogspot.com) – See all my reviews

This is a great film, based upon a simple premise, albeit one we assume we understood when in fact we knew little about, and which most of us just couldn't care less.

The underlying premise is about domestic violence. About how dangerous it can be, about the physical and emotional impact on the victims. Yet, most of us seems to think of it as a small matter, and to ridicule the issue and belittle others who claimed to be victims of it.

The casting is very good, especially LaPaglia (who also stars in a TV series called 'Without a Trace'). And Rothraar is a darling, he embraces the character very well, worthy of a nomination in the awards.

The combination of great casting and the story premise equals a very good film. I personally recommends the film for others, especially to those who wants to know more about the issue.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?