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Child of Rage (1992)

A priest and his wife adopt a brother and a sister, but the girl has terrible outbursts of rage. They get her in treatment and try to find out the reason for this.

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Larry Peerce
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mel Harris ... Jill Tyler
Dwight Schultz ... Rob Tyler
Ashley Peldon ... Catherine
Rosanna DeSoto ... Doris
Sam Gifaldi Sam Gifaldi ... Eric
Nan Martin ... Barbara
George Wallace ... Henry
Mariette Hartley ... Dr. Rosemary Myers
Johannah Newmarch ... Stephanie
Patricia Gage ... Laurel
Terence Kelly ... Mike
Kim Kondrashoff ... Baby Cat's Father
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Rob and Jill Tyler adopt 2 children named Catherine and Eric. Eric is sweet, quiet and shy and Catherine is nice at times but has these terrible violent outbursts for no apparent reason. Catherine sticks the dog with needles until the dog bleeds. She smashes Eric's head on the basement floor, causing him to go to the emergency room and tries to stab her new adoptive father with a knife while he's sleeping. Jill and Rob try to find a doctor and they eventually find Dr. Rosemary Myers. She examines Catherine and find out that she was abused by her biological father and wants Catherine to overcome this rage. Dr. Myers, Jill, and Rob preform holding therapy for Catherine and at first it doesn't seem to work, but Catherine seems to become more at ease as the therapy progresses. Written by mountain91

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Ira de um Anjo See more »

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Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Based on the 1990 short documentary of the same name " Child of rage " See more »

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Doris: [Over drinks in the strip club where Stephanie works] Stephanie, nobody's blaming you.
Stephanie: You can blame who you want. I did what I had to. He'd get drunk and come into my room. When I got bigger, I'd fight him; he'd beat me up, but I'd still fight him. And after I got to be more trouble than it was worth he started going upstairs.
Jill Tyler: [Clearly shaken] But she was just a baby...!
Stephanie: [stony-faced and indignant] ... what do you think I was? I can still hear her screaming, the dog going crazy, except one night ...
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A great representation
16 November 2004 | by jenny_tSee all my reviews

This movie was by far one of the best movies aired on the Lifetime Movie Channel. It does a great job depicting the effects of child abuse and sexual trauma on young children. This movie will leave you at the edge of your seat hugging your pillow wondering what will become of little "Cat". I love the way little "Cat" is portrayed throughout the movie as the innocent child with a dark secret. The end is very inspirational as to the efforts of psychologists and their aid in helping children dealing with PTSD. Anyone who has been abused as a child will understand the hidden meaning behind this movie and understand what little "Cat" had to go through. Watch this movie with an open mind and understand the reasons behind "Cat's" mood swings and tell me if you still think she is a "brat". I don't think so.


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