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A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story (1992)

PG-13 | | Drama, Thriller | TV Movie 1 March 1992
Betty torments her husband with childish vandalism and verbal threats after he leaves her for another woman, but nobody anticipates what ends up happening as the games escalate.

Director:

Dick Lowry

Writers:

Amy Wallace (article), Joe Cacaci
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Meredith Baxter ... Betty Broderick
Stephen Collins ... Dan Broderick
Michelle Johnson ... Linda Kolkena Broderick
Kelli Williams ... Kate Broderick
Stephen Root ... Kevin McDonald
Lori Hallier ... Joan
Christine Jansen Christine Jansen ... Susan McDonald
Debra Jo Rupp ... Alice
Tricia O'Neil ... Margaret Fitzpatrick
Ralph Bruneau Ralph Bruneau ... Larry Broderick
Clayton Landey ... Jerry
Katherine Cortez ... Divorce Attorney
Jandi Swanson ... Debbie Broderick
Jordan Christopher Michael ... Tommy Broderick
Aaron Freeman Aaron Freeman ... Grant Broderick
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Storyline

After sixteen years of marriage and four children, Betty Broderick's high-powered attorney husband decides to leave her for a younger woman with whom he's been having an affair. Hurt by his betrayal and feeling helpless against his legal expertise, Betty begins a campaign of vandalism and verbal assault. Her rage consumes her and ultimately leads to a terrible and violent act. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jusqu'à ce que la mort nous sépare See more »

Filming Locations:

San Diego, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In the movie, the rental home that Dan and Betty movie to, was filmed at 400 Via De LA Paz in Pacific Palisades, California. The house that Betty later buys, with an ocean view, was filmed just one street over, at 15255 Via De Las Olas. See more »

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When Betty arrives at her ex-husband's house and drives her car into his front door, the night is perfectly clear. Moments later when the police arrive, it is foggy outside. See more »

Quotes

Linda Kolkena Broderick: [after Betty keeps taking snapshots of Linda behind Linda's back at Kate's high school graduation ceremony] I'm going to make this quick. I don't want to ruin Kate's day, as you seem to be intent on doing, but if you point that thing at me again, you're going to be photographing the inside of your own throat! Got it?
[Betty snaps the camera again]
Dan Broderick: [calmly] Hi, Bets.
Betty Broderick: [smiling] Hello, darling.
Dan Broderick: [chuckling, with mock sincerity] It's always lovely to see ya!
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My heart goes out to her.
13 August 2002 | by Acemickey2002See all my reviews

I think she had every right to do what she did. Dan put her through hell and I think she was at a breaking point and didn't know what else to do. I give her credit for at least turning herself in. That took guts. Way to go Betty!!! My heart goes out to you!!!!!!!!


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