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Darkness Before Dawn (1993)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 15 February 1993
A family struggles with a daughter's addiction.

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John Patterson

Writer:

Karen Hall
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Meredith Baxter ... Mary Ann Guard
Stephen Lang ... Guy Grand
Gwynyth Walsh ... Sandra Guard
L. Scott Caldwell
Chelsea Hertford Chelsea Hertford ... Jennifer
Bill Applebaum Bill Applebaum
Michael Bryan French ... Jack
Lee Tergesen
Natalie West ... Mrs. Guard
Robert Desiderio ... Al Van Petten
Richard Grove ... Father
Alana Austin ... Mary Ann Guard (age 9)
Kirsten Dunst ... Sandra Guard (age 8)
Tim Farrell Tim Farrell ... John L.
Matthew Linville ... Daryl
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Storyline

A family struggles with a daughter's addiction.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alla fine del buio See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Jennifer: Mommy, look!
Mary Ann Guard: Hmm?
Jennifer: Look!
[Mary Ann sees purple lines on Jennifer's arms]
Mary Ann Guard: What's on your arms?
Jennifer: I drew it.
Mary Ann Guard: Why?
Jennifer: I want to be like you and daddy.
Mary Ann Guard: [furiously] You go in the bathroom, and you wash this off - and DON'T YOU EVER do this again! Just go!
[Jennifer runs off sobbing]
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Referenced in Beavis and Butt-Head: For Better or Verse (1993) See more »

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One of my old favorites!
5 November 2018 | by bronzesrvSee all my reviews

I remember watching this movie as a teenager and again as an adult! I love this movie, you saw the laughter, love, pain, destruction, and last but not least healing. A must-see for every family! Stephen Lang and Meredith Baxter were excellent!


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