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Black and Blue (1999)

TV-14 | | Drama | TV Movie 17 November 1999
After a woman's husband beats and abuses her, she and her son join the witness protection program and move away secretly.

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Paul Shapiro

Writers:

Anna Quindlen (novel), April Smith (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary Stuart Masterson ... Frances Benedetto
Anthony LaPaglia ... Bobby Benedetto
Will Rothhaar ... Robert Benedetto
Sam Robards ... Mike Riordan
Beau Starr ... Tommy Walsh
Sabrina Grdevich ... Grace Ann Flynn
Elizabeth Saunders ... Cindy Roerbacker (as Elizabeth Brown)
Allegra Fulton ... Patty Bancroft
Victoria Snow ... Sheila Walsh
Conrad Dunn Conrad Dunn ... Enrique
Jake Goldsbie ... Bennie Castro
Janet Bailey ... Dr. Winnie Clark
Joanna Merlin ... Ann Benedetto
Bryon Bully Bryon Bully ... Jonathan
Claudio Masciulli Claudio Masciulli ... Uncle Vito
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After a woman's husband beats and abuses her, she and her son join the witness protection program and move away secretly.

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She Knows It Is Only A Matter Of Time Before He Finds Them... See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Noir comme l'amour See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Stereo

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Last film of Susan Douglas Rubes. See more »

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Mike Riordan: Can I just be with you right now?
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a very powerful film
3 December 1999 | by boweryfanSee all my reviews

black and blue was a very moving and intense movie. mary stuart masterson proved once again what an excellent actress she is. i loved the story, it has a very realistic feel to it. This is something that goes on all the time. Her husband a cop, beats her constantly, yet she puts up with him. Anthony La Paglia did a very impressive performance. He is also a very talented actor that has not been given a break. I think more movies like this need to be done, to get the word out on domestic violence.


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