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Blind Spot (1993)

PG-13 | | Drama | TV Movie 2 May 1993
Drama about a couple (Woodward, Weaver) and their problematic daughter (Linney) who is a cocaine addict.

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Michael McTaggart (story), Ellen M. Violett (story) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joanne Woodward ... Nell Harrington
Laura Linney ... Phoebe
Reed Diamond ... Charlie
Fritz Weaver ... Simon
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Karina Arroyave ... Ramona
Melissa Bell Melissa Bell ... Patty
Patti D'Arbanville ... Lucinda
Edmund Genest Edmund Genest ... Alden Rice
Allison Janney ... Doreen
Mark Joy ... Jerry Barbetto
Bruce Kirkpatrick Bruce Kirkpatrick ... Lt. Grody
Cynthia Martells ... Holly
Larry John Meyers Larry John Meyers ... Surgeon
Ashley Palmer Ashley Palmer ... Olivia
Linda Powell ... Tory
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Drama about a couple (Woodward, Weaver) and their problematic daughter (Linney) who is a cocaine addict.

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Drama

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 May 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: Blind Spot (#42.3) See more »

Filming Locations:

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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deaf and dumb, too
17 October 2001 | by petershelleyauSee all my reviews

This TVM directed by Michael Toshiyuki Uno is notable for how Laura Linney steals the tube, as the daughter of Joanne Woodward as Washington congressman faced with the issue of drug addiction. The use of real life pictures of Woodward with her own daughter ,and the fact that she co-produced, tells you that the subject has personal significance for Woodward. Unfortunately for her the teleplay by Nina Shergold, based on a story by Michael McTaggart and Ellen M Violett, presents Woodward as a harridan, evidence of the negative effects of a working mother. At one point Fritz Weaver as her husband says "Trying to reason with you is like standing in front of a bulldozer". If the idea of making the drug addict a torch singer who idolises Billie Holliday is perhaps rather overstated, the teleplay also raises a generational comparison between drug taking and alcoholism. The music score by Patrick Williams is used to lovely effect in one scene, when a baby is first held, but otherwise we get soaked in inspirational uplift. Watch for Patti D'Arbanville, and Allison Janney.


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