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When She Was Bad... (1979)

Stressed by a recent move and being a stay-at-home mom, Teeny takes out her bottled-up rage on her daughter Robbie. Only the help of her friends, family and counselors can stop her from harming Robbie and herself.

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Peter H. Hunt (as Peter Hunt)

Writer:

Carmen Culver
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cheryl Ladd ... Betina 'Teeny' Morgan
Robert Urich ... Bob Morgan
Eileen Brennan ... Mary Jensen
Dabney Coleman ... Jack Wilson
Marcia Lewis Marcia Lewis ... Gloria
Ramon Bieri ... Dr. Gilbert
Nicole Eggert ... Robbie Morgan
Roxanne Gregory Roxanne Gregory ... Jack's Wife
Michael Flanagan Michael Flanagan ... Dr. Giles
Paul Larson Paul Larson ... Harrison
Judy Keirn Judy Keirn ... Jan
J.P. Bumstead J.P. Bumstead ... Man
Stephen W. Burns Stephen W. Burns ... Orderly (as Stephen Burns)
Kathy Christopher Kathy Christopher ... Mill Wife (as Kathie Christopher)
Virginia Hawkins Virginia Hawkins ... Nurse Betty
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After moving into a new home, couple Bobby and Teeny begin constant arguing. Bobby is busy with his new job at a local factory, and Teeny, who has a bad past with her daughter Robbie, is left in charge of the household, leading her to take out her stress on Robbie until the intervention of a helpful and caring woman named Mary gets Teeny's attention. But is it already too late? Written by GasMaskProductionsBooks

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A New Start See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Not So Bad...
5 October 2004 | by daniel-kyleSee all my reviews

On a recent Biography Channel profile of Cheryl Ladd, this TV-Movie was featured prominently, including interviews with Director Hunt, partly because it instilled Ms. Ladd with a life-long crusade to prevent child abuse. I remember watching this movie when it first aired, as it starred my favorite "Angel", along with my TV Hero forever: Robert Urich. The two give great performances, however I thought the 'graphic' scenes of Ladd abusing her daughter were tame, at least from what might actually be going on behind closed doors every day in homes across America. Most of the action is verbal, with one physical incident that sends her child to hospital. Equally important are the actions and re-actions of Urich, in a performance to identify with. If you are a fan of either or both actors, this is well worth seeing.


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