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Shameful Secrets (1993)

A woman and her children live the idyllic suburban dream, but unknown to their neighbors and friends, the kids are being abused brutally by their father and his bad temper.

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Stephanie Liss
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joanna Kerns ... Maryanne Walker-Tate
Tim Matheson ... Daniel
LaTanya Richardson Jackson ... Louise Levy (as LaTanya Richardson)
Katherine Cortez ... Ella Lange
Elizabeth Franz ... Maryanne's Mother
Bruce McGill ... Judge Ian Greenstein
Justin Isfeld ... Jason
Khandi Alexander ... Rosalie
Corinne Bohrer ... Nancy
Ashley Peldon ... Josie
Theresa Saldana ... Rachel Morales
Andrew Craig Andrew Craig ... Walter
Charles Walker ... Principal Grayson
Nealla Gordon ... Margaret Chapman
Robert Nadir Robert Nadir ... Lee Rosenberg
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Behind the facade of a perfect suburban life lies a secret and insufferable nightmare: a woman and her children are subjected to their father's unpredictable temper and violent outbursts. Fearing for their safety and perhaps their lives, the frightened mother and her children make their daring escape, assuming new identities and going underground to hide from their tormentor. However, the family's refuge from danger is only temporary...in order to be truly free from fear, they must bravely come out of the shadows and confront their enemy face to face. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 1993 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Tim Matheson and Ashley Peldon were both in Drop Dead Fred(1991). Tim Matheson was Charles, Elizabeth's husband and Ashley Peldon was young Elizabeth. See more »

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Typical TV Movie
26 January 2002 | by sinverguenzaSee all my reviews

Abusive, black-hearted husband is the bad guy, and the loving mother is wronged by the unfeeling court system. However, AMAZING performance by Justin Isfeld as Jason, the son. Truly a wonderful performance for a child actor so young.


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