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Kids Don't Tell (1985)

When a documentary-maker begins to make a film about child sexual abuse, the subject begins to eat into him and affect his relationship with those around him, particularly his wife.

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Sam O'Steen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Ontkean ... John Ryan
JoBeth Williams ... Claudia Ryan
Leo Rossi ... Detective Rastelli
John Sanderford ... Eli Davis
Ari Meyers ... Nicky Ryan
Jordan Charney ... Tatum
Robin Gammell ... Dr. Houghton
Shelley Morrison ... Carol
Jean Bruce Scott ... Clare
Matthew Faison Matthew Faison ... Evan Harris
David S. Aaron David S. Aaron ... Waiter
Roger Askin Roger Askin ... Man at Wedding
Judith Barsi ... Jennifer Ryan
Gary Bayer Gary Bayer ... Speaker at Meeting
Earl Billings ... Terry
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When a documentary-maker begins to make a film about child sexual abuse, the subject begins to eat into him and affect his relationship with those around him, particularly his wife.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 March 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A gyerekek hallgatnak See more »

Filming Locations:

Marina del Rey, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Jump (For My Love)
Written by Stephen Mitchell (uncredited), Marti Sharron (uncredited) and Gary Skardina (uncredited)
Performed by The Pointer Sisters
Produced by Richard Perry
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18 July 2003 | by rockinghorseSee all my reviews

Michael Ontkean made a number of bad movies after The Rookies (tv series). This is not one of them.

As an incest survivor I am grateful for any movie that talks about child abuse without using the children in a prurient way -- as Larry Clark does. This is an appropriately-acted movie that shows how truly rotten pedophiles are and how little the justice system cares. I wish that it had gotten some sort of public attention so that more of the ignorant world would wake up.


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