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Life with Billy (1993)

A Nova Scotian woman falls into a violently abusive relationship with a disgusting man, finally taking drastic measures to get rid of him forever.

Director:

Paul Donovan

Writers:

Brian Vallee (book), John Frizzell | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nancy Beatty Nancy Beatty ... Jane Hurshman
Stephen McHattie ... Billy Stafford
Deb Allen Deb Allen ... Mandy
Glenn Wadman Glenn Wadman ... Ronnie Wamboldt
Matthew Ferguson ... Allan Whynot
Joadi Newcomb Joadi Newcomb ... Dini Harrison
Nancy Marshall Nancy Marshall ... Bernice Wamboldt
Tony Quinn Tony Quinn ... Cpl. Lawson
Richard Donat ... Constable Snow
Joan Gregson ... Winnie Stafford
Joseph Rutten Joseph Rutten ... Lamont Stafford
Rick Edgett Rick Edgett ... Arthur Taylor
Hollis McLaren ... Mami Burleigh
Ted Dykstra ... Alan Ferrier
John Dunsworth ... Ray Fiske
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A Nova Scotian woman falls into a violently abusive relationship with a disgusting man, finally taking drastic measures to get rid of him forever.

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 1993 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Hölle einer Ehe See more »

Filming Locations:

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Rare instance!
28 April 2002 | by SnowyThingSee all my reviews

It is a rare treat that such a movie comes along that hits it hard right at home on such a real and common problem... abuse. I first caught this movie in High School shown to students in a Career and Life Management class. I was not only amazed at how great the movie was, but how real it seemed. To those that might not be aware of it, this movie was based on a 'real life event' that happened earlier on. After the movie, we were shown a short documentary titled 'Life After Billy'. It showed us how the survivors of the real incident are, and what they are doing. I highly recommend this movie to anyone that either lives with, or had lived through abuse.


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