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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.

Director:

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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Drama

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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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

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

Quotes

Mike Riordan: Can I just be with you right now?
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A great story about the grim truth of domestic violence
16 October 2010 | by ichocolatSee all my reviews

This is a great film, based upon a simple premise, albeit one we assume we understood when in fact we knew little about, and which most of us just couldn't care less.

The underlying premise is about domestic violence. About how dangerous it can be, about the physical and emotional impact on the victims. Yet, most of us seems to think of it as a small matter, and to ridicule the issue and belittle others who claimed to be victims of it.

The casting is very good, especially LaPaglia (who also stars in a TV series called 'Without a Trace'). And Rothraar is a darling, he embraces the character very well, worthy of a nomination in the awards.

The combination of great casting and the story premise equals a very good film. I personally recommends the film for others, especially to those who wants to know more about the issue.


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