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When No One Would Listen (1992)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 15 November 1992
Jessica has been married to her controlling husband Gary for years. The abuse only gets worse when she gets a job at a bakery and makes two really caring friends: her co-worker and neighbor Lee, and her boss Walter.

Director:

Armand Mastroianni

Writer:

Cindy Myers
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michele Lee ... Jessica Cochran
James Farentino ... Gary Cochran
John Spencer ... Walter Wheeler
Lee Garlington ... Lee
Anndi McAfee ... Maggie
Chris Nash
Ron Perkins
Damion Stevens Damion Stevens ... Pete
Cameron Thor ... Matt Vincent
Jill Tracy Jill Tracy ... Geena Vincent
Cicely Tyson ... Sarah
Dean Hill ... Deputy DA
David Farentino David Farentino ... Rod
Richard Penn ... Judge Thompson
Ellen Crawford ... Judge Beckerman
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Storyline

Jessica has been married to her controlling husband Gary for years. She began dating him at the age of fifteen and has two kids, Maggie and Pete. After some career trouble Gary moves the family out to a New York suburb. Anyway, at first Gary seems like a sweet and loving husband, but after getting mad at some hippie neighbors he begins slapping Jessica and having fits of rage. The abuse only gets worse when she gets a job at a bakery and makes two really caring friends: her co-worker and neighbor Lee, and her boss Walter. Walter becomes more than just her boss; he notices bruises on Jessica's neck and advises her to leave Gary, but she can't; she's too afraid. Soon she starts dating Walter, and when Gary punches Pete repeatedly she realizes she has to be the voice for her two kids; she takes them to stay with Walter. Things only get worse as Gary makes a decision that could send her life crashing down. Written by GasmaskProductionsBooks

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Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nincs menekvés See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Michele Lee (Jessica Cochran) and James Farentino (Gary Cochran) were married in real life from 1966 to 1983. See more »

Goofs

Gary's weight & facial stubble changes from scene to scene. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Jessica Cochran: When it happened, a lot of women at the shelter went back to their husbands. They were scared, you know. If Gary could find me - Anyways... after that, a lot of people started realizing things had to change. That D.A., you know, the guy that charged Gary with burglary, he actually got on the stick and pushed through this domestic violence protocol so that the police would understand how to deal with this a little better and not just leave beat-up wife with some guy who says she's ...
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When no one would listen
26 March 2006 | by angeladunlap1977See all my reviews

I just watched When No One Would Listen, and is sadly real life. Everyday woman are abused and terrorized by the man that promised to love and protect them. I was abused by my husband for the first four years of our marriage, broken bones, lots of bruises, a lot of tears. Fortunately for me, he went to counseling, and we're going into our ninth year of marriage. They say sometimes men don't change, and will always hit, but my husband did change, and continues to make up for it everyday. Abuse is the worst thing a woman can go through, and I think it's important to educate them and let them know that there are many options out there. Nobody deserves to be hit, nobody.


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