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Maureen is pregnant and her husband Eddie is missing. Nervous, Maureen shares a couple of drinks with neighbor Kiefer, who tries to rape her and then beats her. When Eddie returns and finds his wife bruised, he goes ballistic, shoots a paramedic and is put in a psychiatric institution. Ten years later, Eddie is released and finds that Maureen has divorced him and is remarried with three children, one of whom is his little girl Jeanie. Eddie goes to reclaim his wife.Written by
The film was released straight to video in Holland. This version has no strong language whatsoever. Every swearword etc. has been badly replaced with milder versions, probably not by the actors themselves. See more »
I lived 30 years in Germany and now 11 years in Canada, and back home I would have thought, that there are no women like the one portrayed by Robin W.Penn. But now I know better! I know personally several women exactly like her and that makes that movie incredibly realistic.All actors here portray real people and the only ( respectable) character in that show is played by Travolta, as the well off contractor and he seems at times dumber and less sensitive than the people he would consider bottom end of the food chain. This movie is typical America: a society where you can still make it, if you consider working 70 hours or more a week as acceptable, where sappy movies supply religion and philosophy for the masses, where funny religions are ultra wealthy and where people with education/money have serious attitude dispositions. I am generalizing of course,because people like Penn, Bukowski, Cohen and Lynch etc. have always given me a sense of hope, in a fu..ed-up world. And that is what this movie is about.
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