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Unforgivable (1996)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 30 April 1996
A man who batters women, after nearly killing his girlfriend in a violent rage, finds himself facing his own demons when he is forced to join an innovative group therapy program for abusive men.

Director:

Graeme Campbell

Writers:

Adam Rodman (story) (as A.R. Simoun), Adam Rodman (teleplay) (as A.R. Simoun) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Ritter ... Paul Hegstrom
Harley Jane Kozak ... Judy Hegstrom
Kevin Dunn ... Milton 'Milt' Stella
Susan Gibney ... Beth French
Gina Philips ... Tammy (as Gina Phillips)
Mariangela Pino ... Helen Jessup, M.D.
Aaron Leigh Aaron Leigh ... Jeff Hegstrom
Elisabeth Lund Elisabeth Lund ... Heidi Hegstrom
James McDaniel ... Spider
Steven Anderson Steven Anderson ... Doctor
Douglas Caputo Douglas Caputo ... Steve (as Doug Caputo)
Michael Flynn ... Ben Corbin
Carmen Fournier Carmen Fournier ... Patrolman #2
Frank Gerrish ... Dave
Curley Green Curley Green ... Group Member #1
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John Ritter plays a family man who puts his wife through domestic violence and his children through emotional torture. After leaving his family and almost killing his new girlfriend in one of his rages, he is ordered to seek professional help through an innovative therapy program or go to jail. Written by Cris Marion

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Asyghoriti orgi See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Paul Hegstrom: You know what? I don't give a damn what you think. You're just like everybody else I know. You have no spine.
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Therapeutic Perspective on Unforgivable
18 January 2007 | by pete005See all my reviews

As a clinical counsellor working in the treatment area of relationship violence, I found John Ritter's portrayal of a man coming to terms with his own violent behaviour to be astonishingly realistic. Ritter manages to play the real life character in Unforgivable with a depth that reaches past a surface presentation of the overt behaviour of the individual he plays. Ritter, his co-stars and the filmmakers have achieved this masterful work by richly exploring the character's thoughts, feelings and learned behaviours that ultimately manifest in his abusive personality. Themes such as cycles of abuse perpetuating through family systems and the discovery of empowerment to change through overcoming denial and accepting accountability are also well presented in the film. Unforgivable can actually make for more than quality entertainment for general audiences, as its story telling, realistic outcome, and the quality of its performances bode well as education for audiences genuinely concerned with changing their own abusive behaviours.


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