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Something About Amelia (1984)

Counseling helps family deal with the discovery that their child was sexually abused by the closest relative.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Steven Bennett
... Gail Bennett
... Ruth Walters
... Amelia Bennett
... Officer Dealy
... Mrs. Hall
Melissa Francis ... Beth Bennett (as Missy Francis)
... Dr. Kevin Farley
Matthew Faison ... Judge
James Carrington ... Officer Barnes
... Jensen
Michael Bond ... Heller
Ed Call ... Sergeant (as Edward Call)
Robert Hitt ... Mr. Johnson
Keri Montgomery ... Janie
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Shame and fear have kept Amelia Bennett silent about the sexual molestation she's been suffering at the hands of her father, Steven. But as Amelia starts to believe that Steven might harm her younger sibling in similar ways, she unburdens herself of her awful secret. Confronted with this horrifying piece of news, Steven's wife, Gail, can't believe it's true, and he professes his innocence. But as new details emerge, the family is shaken to its core. Written by Jwelch5742

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Michael Landon was the first choice to play Steven Bennett. He declined, feeling that he was so strongly identified with the role of the morally upright father Charles Ingalls on "Little House on the Prarie" that no one accept him portraying a sexually abusive father. See more »

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Near the start of the film, Steven is talking to Amelia about her date for the dance. At one point, he says, "I can't believe I didn't know anything about you going to a dance with another boy." He immediately repeats the words "with a boy" again. See more »

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Gail Bennett: You're not lying are you? Why, Amelia? Why did you let it happen?
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Very Good Acting - Should be available on VHS video!
5 January 1999 | by See all my reviews

The film is very well handled for such a sensitive subject. I saw it for the first time just last night, and was surprised to see Danson in the role. This film could serve to help stem the problems faced by our younger generation. I would recommend it as a should see.


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