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Love and Betrayal: The Mia Farrow Story (1995)

Mia Farrow's personal life takes a turn for the worse when she engages in a long relationship with Woody Allen.


Karen Arthur


Kristi Groteke (book) (as K. Groteke), Marjorie Rosen (book) (as M. Rosen) | 3 more credits »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Patsy Kensit ... Mia Farrow
Dennis Boutsikaris ... Woody Allen
Richard Muenz Richard Muenz ... Frank Sinatra
Robert LuPone ... Andre Previn
Gina Wilkinson Gina Wilkinson ... Vicky
Frances Helm Frances Helm ... Maureen O'Sullivan
Taryn Davis Taryn Davis ... Dylan #3
Grace Una Grace Una ... Soon-Yi Previn
Bruce McCarty Bruce McCarty ... Roman Polanski
Nigel Bennett ... John Farrow
Lynne Cormack Lynne Cormack ... Dory Previn
Heidi von Palleske ... Young Maureen O'Sullivan
Michael Tait Michael Tait ... Judge Wilk
Natalie Miller Natalie Miller ... Young Mia Farrow
Kristi Groteke Kristi Groteke ... Self


Mia Farrow's personal life takes a turn for the worse when she engages in a long relationship with Woody Allen.

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Patsy Kensit previously played Mia Farrow's daughter in The Great Gatsby (1974), the filming of which is partially recreated in this film. See more »


Although Maureen O'Sullivan retained her Irish accent for her entire life, she is not depicted as having one in the film. See more »


Woody Allen: The heart wants what it wants.
Mia Farrow: The heart? You-you don't have one! I'd look a little lower.
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References Manhattan (1979) See more »


The More I See You
Music by Harry Warren
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The 'Citizen Kane' of Bad Taste
21 March 2014 | by flapdoodle64See all my reviews

It was a tremendous boon to TV and tabloids when celebrity Woody Allen was revealed to be having sex with his adult adopted daughter. Because it was a case of perversion and child-molestation, except that Allen apparently waited until the girl was over age 18 to make his move. And because the victim was legally an adult, media were under no obligation to protect the privacy of the victim. The whole sick spectacle could be exploited guilt-free.

There is a curious fascination to this film, it appears to be completely saturated with unintentional comedy. The guy who plays Woody Allen absolutely nailed the part, and he is made up so realistically, it creates the perfect illusion of what Woody Allen would say and do in his private life, if his lines were written by a 17 year old. The actress who played aging screen goddess Maureen O'Sullivan is also a singular performance of sophomoric material. All in all, this telefilm is an excellently staged and acted rendition of a surreal imagining of a disgusting, real-life tragedy.

Now of course, things are better: we have reality TV, so we can watch this kind of twisted garbage unfold in real time.

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Release Date:

28 February 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mia: Child of Hollywood See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Fox Circle See more »
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