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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 Jake Goldsbie ... Bennie Castro
Janet Bailey 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 »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

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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Great Movie
27 June 2002 | by universalcriticsSee all my reviews

Black and Blue was a realistic and well executed movie. The actors all portrayed their characters beautifully. The movie depicted both Robert's perspective as well as his mother's truthfully. I could feel Robert's inner conflict, loving his father yet on the other hand despising him for beating his mother. Wanting to protect his mother from his father, yet not wanting to leave the comforts of home. Although this movie is realistic, I think Frannie was lucky to meet so many nice people in Florida, while under the witness protection. I enjoyed this movie because it depicted real life and Frannie was able to surmount her obstacles. The only part that was unclear was what happened to Robert, and why it took him so long to realize that his father wasn't perfect.


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