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Black and Blue (1999)

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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 gleaned from years of detective work to track his hapless spouse down. Benefiting from believable characterizations and logical plot twists, the made-for-TV Black and Blue originally aired November 14, 1999 on CBS. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Mary Stuart Masterson
as Fran Benedetto
Anthony LaPaglia
as Bobby Benedetto
Will Rothhaar
as Robert Benedetto
Sam Robards
as Mike Riordan
Beau Starr
as Tommy Walsh
Sabrina Grdevich
as Grace Ann Flynn
Elizabeth Brown
as Cindy Roerbacker
Elizabeth Saunders
as Cindy Roerbacker
Allegra Fulton
as Patty Bancroft
Victoria Snow
as Sheila Walsh
Conrad Dunn
as Enrique
Jake Goldsbie
as Bennie Castro
Janet Bailey
as Dr. Winnie Clark
Joanna Merlin
as Ann Benedetto
Bryon Bully
as Jonathan
Katie Griffin
as Jennifer
Philip Eddolls
as Robert (age 15)
Brendan Wall
as Rookie Cop
Ari Cohen
as Carl Carter
John Bourgeois
as Commissioner
Jodi Pape
as Well Dressed Woman
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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
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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