Black and Blue (1999)

Black and Blue





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Based on the "Oprah Book Club" selection by Anna Quindlen, Black and Blue stars Mary Stuart Masterson as New York City housewife Fran Benedetto. Outwardly living an ideal existence, Fran harbors a painful secret: She is regularly abused, both verbally and physically, by her husband Bobby (Anthony LaPaglia). But why does not Fran go to the police? The answer is tragically simple: Bobby is a cop himself. Ultimately, Fran goes into hiding in Florida -- whereupon Bobby grimly applies the skills … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Television, Special Interest
Directed By: ,
Written By: April Smith
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On DVD: Jul 26, 2005
Evolve Entertainment

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as Bobby Benedetto

as Robert Benedetto

as Mike Riordan

as Tommy Walsh

as Grace Ann Flynn

as Cindy Roerbacker

as Patty Bancroft

as Sheila Walsh

as Enrique

as Bennie Castro

as Dr. Winnie Clark

as Ann Benedetto

as Jonathan

as Jennifer

as Robert (age 15)

as Rookie Cop

as Carl Carter

as Commissioner

as Well Dressed Woman

as Cindy Roerbacker
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Based on a novel by acclaimed writer, Anna Quindlen, Black & Blue is the story of a woman who risks everything to get her family away from her abusive husband. There's a problem though, he husband is a New York City Detective, who will stop at nothing to find them. This was originally a made for TV film, but unlike most, the producers didn't tone it down for the small screen. This movie is a terrific example of what it's like to suffer from the horrors of domestic abuse. Mary Stuart Masterson is nothing short of brilliant, in a role that should have made her career. I'd go as far to say that it is the single best performance I've ever seen in a made for TV movie. Young Will Rothhaar was also great, leading to bigger and better roles in the future. This film was more than just entertaining, but important for every person in a similar situation to see and learn from.

Todd Smith

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Wow, I didn't know someone would go that far to find their son, KNOWING that they were a HORRIBLE influence on them. Great great great great GREAT ending!

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