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Men Don't Tell (1993)

This movie shows another side to spousal abuse that not too many people thought is possible--the husband being abused and the wife the abuser.

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Harry Winer
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Strauss ... Ed MacAffrey
Judith Light ... Laura MacAffrey
James Gammon ... Jack MacAffrey
Noble Willingham ... Riley
Stephen Lee ... Chuck
Mary Kane Mary Kane ... Susan
Richard Gant ... Pope
Reni Santoni
Carroll Baker ... Ruth
Ashley Johnson ... Cindy
Michael Rand Michael Rand ... Alan MacAffrey
Cliff Bemis ... Danny
Nick Angotti Nick Angotti ... Greg
Guy Killum ... Cop #1
Katherine Cortez ... Cop #2
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This movie shows another side to spousal abuse that not too many people thought is possible--the husband being abused and the wife the abuser.

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Büszke férfiak See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Is based on a true story. See more »

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Ed's bruises change from scene to scene. See more »

Quotes

Cindy: Grandpa? Is mommy gonna be okay?
Jack MacAffrey: I sure hope so, sweetheart. Come here.
Cindy: Well, is mommy gonna get into trouble?
Jack MacAffrey: In trouble for what, honey?
Cindy: Well, for what she did to daddy.
Jack MacAffrey: What do you mean?
Cindy: Well, for being so mean to daddy all the time and yelling and breaking things and hitting us and stuff.
Jack MacAffrey: [amazed] Mommy... did all this?
[Cindy nods]
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I have real love 4 it , truthful and real w/ life problems
8 July 2002 | by Lone_____FangSee all my reviews

I love to watch violence just like anyone else who is a desentized freak of my generation. I thought this movie was going to like any other domestic abuse shocker, cept it was about a GUY!, i realized after the first half hour that this was as a real concern as female abuse and that it was real, it broke some mental barriers and also showed how even after the struggle and shocking abuse this man(a 9-5er)can also heal.

It was able to show reality, sadness and pain. It was a real heart tugger


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