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Shattering the Silence

  • Drama
  • 1992
  • Linda Otto
  • 87 mins
  • 15

Summary

A woman sets out to protect her niece from the sexual abuse she herself suffered as a child at the hands of her father - a move that risks tearing her family apart. Drama, with Joanna Kerns and Dina Merrill.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

A well-meaning but soporific TV examination of the tricky subject of child abuse. Joanna Kerns plays the seemingly content woman who starts behaving strangely following the birth of her first child. When it becomes apparent that her behaviour may be connected to her own upbringing, subsequent revelations start to tear the family apart. Kerns gets solid support from the likes of Michael Brandon, Tony Roberts and former Charlie's Angel Shelley Hack, but director Linda Otto lays on the tears and melodrama with a shovel.

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Credits

Cast

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Veronica RicciJoanna Kerns
Ted RicciMichael Brandon
Becky WorthShelley Hack
Tom WorthRichard Gilliland
Clair WorthDina Merrill
Malcolm WorthGeorge Grizzard
Janet WorthLaura Owens
TBCTony Roberts
Joan DemarestValerie Landsburg

Crew

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DirectorLinda Otto

Details

Languages
English
Guidance
Contains some violence.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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