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In the Best of Families: Marriage, Pride & Madness (1994)

After a very messy divorce, a man starts suspecting his ex-wife and her new boyfriend of various crimes.

Director:

Jeff Bleckner

Writers:

Jerry Bledsoe (book), Robert L. Freedman (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kelly McGillis ... Susie Lynch
Harry Hamlin ... Fritz Klenner
Keith Carradine ... Tom Lynch
Holland Taylor ... Florence Newsom
Jayne Brook ... Kathy
Ken Jenkins ... Bob Newsom
Elizabeth Wilson ... Annie Klenner
Louise Latham ... Delores Lynch
Wayne Tippit ... Dan Donaldson
Tom Aldredge ... Dr. Frederick Klenner
Anne Pitoniak Anne Pitoniak ... Nanna Newsom
Marian Seldes ... Justice Susie Sharp
Nick Searcy ... Brian Butler
Tristan Tait Tristan Tait ... Ian Perkins
Colleen Flynn ... Jamie Leary
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Storyline

This movie is based on real people and events surrounding a divorcee who becomes involved in a romantic relationship with her first cousin. This southern belle's bitter divorce and relationship with her quirky cousin result in horrific tragedy for many innocent people. Written by anitap-hill

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bitter Blood See more »

Filming Locations:

Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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bitter blood
5 January 2006 | by lightfoot36See all my reviews

well i thought this is a really great movie i saw it when it first came on TV and i ain't seen it sense then but i wish i could see it again all the actors done a really good job and yes its true and it happened right here and the end happened right up the road from me and it was very sad and i sure wish i could find this movie on DVD or VHS cause i would love to own it so i could watch it anytime i wanted to i only have plain TV i don't have cable or satellite so i ain't seen it in a long time and i look for it on the web all the time but cant find it and my mom went to school with fritz klenner and my cousin worked at times turn around and seen fritz come in there all the time and well i just think that it was a really great movie and would love to own it if i could find it so let me know if you know how i can find this movie.


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