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Dangerous Child (2001)

TV Movie  |  TV-PG  |   |  Drama  |  16 July 2001 (USA)
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A divorced mother faces the bitter irony of being suspected of child abuse when in fact her own teen son is taking verbal and physical swipes at her.



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Sally Cambridge (Delta Burke) is a single mother battiling an unhealthy relationship with her volatile ex-husband, Brad (Vyto Ruginis). Then 16-year-old Jack (Ryan Merriman), the elder of her two sons, suddenly starts exhibiting violent tendencies. Despite Sally's interventions, his behavior only worsens. In a fit of rage, he attacks Sally and critically injures his younger brother, Leo (Marc Donato). Erroneously arrested for child abuse. Sally finds her fate rests in the hands of her family.

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She always protected her son. Now she must protect herself... from him. See more »




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Hijos de la violencia  »

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At 16:06 you can see a arcade video game that resemble a Gundam/Macross anime mecha. See more »


The cut on Sally's neck is first seen on the left side of her neck (when facing her). Later, the cut is seen near the middle of her neck on the right side. See more »


Sally Cambridge: Where have you been? You smell like BEER!
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References Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (1999) See more »

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When a mothers oldest son becomes violent she lives in fear. Her son Jack is sneaking out when he has to babysit his 9 year old brother, once got arrested for shoplifting, and fights with his mom. The fighti
17 July 2001 | by (Coral Springs Florida) – See all my reviews

What would you do if your child was a danger to you? This is the question that Sally Cambridge (Delta Burke), a divorced mother, must face when her 16-year-old son Jack who is very violent. Sally lives in fear, should she turn Jack in before its to late, or dose he accidentally hurt his younger brother badly while fighting with his mom? Dangerous Child is a WONDERFUL movie and the acting was great, I think everyone should watch this move on Lifetime TV.

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