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Family Sins (2004)

PG-13 | | Drama | TV Movie 14 March 2004
A seemingly respectable pillar of the community hides sickening secrets within the walls of her family home.

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Graeme Clifford

Writer:

Donald Martin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kirstie Alley ... Brenda Geck
Deanna Milligan ... Marie
Will Patton ... Philip Rothman
Kevin McNulty ... Kenneth Geck
Kathleen Wilhoite ... Nadine Devereaux
David Richmond-Peck ... Joey Geck
Erin Karpluk ... Carol Geck
Steve Braun ... Jimmy Geck
Tygh Runyan ... Gary Crandall
Valerie Planche
Brandon Baylis Brandon Baylis ... Jeremy Devereau
Patrick Gilmore ... Scott Mathers
Viv Leacock ... Leroy Hobbs
Genevieve Buechner ... Young Marie
Kyla Wise ... Susan Carter (as Kyla Anderson)
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A seemingly respectable pillar of the community hides sickening secrets within the walls of her family home.

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The world saw them as the perfect family. The law found some perfect criminals.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG-13
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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Matter of Family See more »

Filming Locations:

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Judge: [after convicting Brenda, her husband, and her son] By the time this state is done with you, Mrs. Geck, you will become one of two things: very old... or very dead. Get them out of my sight.
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Kathleen Wilhoite great as abuse victim, Kirstie Alley made it easier to watch
21 March 2004 | by vchimpanzeeSee all my reviews

This was such a terrible story. If it hadn't been Kirstie Alley playing this despicably cruel character, I don't think I could have watched it.

This seemed like a normal family, respected by the community because of their charity efforts, and because the parents took in so many foster children. But the Geck children, and the foster children, were forced to steal, and the Gecks owned apartment buildings which mysteriously caught fire when certain tenants didn't pay rent. And the disabled mother of one foster child was kept locked in the basement.

Kathleen Wilhoite did such a good job as a girl treated so harshly she apparently couldn't feel pain any more. She seemed almost happy with her life because she didn't know any better. That was just sad.

I'm not sure which would have been worse: that these people were real, or that someone could have been sick enough to make up this story. The story, unfortunately, was true. I wish it hadn't been. Still an entertaining presentation.


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