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Battered concentrates upon three female victims of spousal abuse. Chip Fields is the new wife of struggling young Levar Burton. Joan Blondell is the alcoholic middle-aged spouse of the equally bibilous Howard Duff. And Karen Grassle (who cowrote the screenplay) is married to Ivy leaguer Mike Farrell. While a bit too cut-and-dried, Battered handles the issues at hand with intelligence and an avoidance of sensationalism. Made for television, the film debuted September 26, 1978.


Karen Grassle
as Susannah Hawks
Mike Farrell
as Michael Hawks
LeVar Burton
as Andrew Sinclair
Joan Blondell
as Edna Thompson
Chip Fields
as Ginny Sinclair
Howard Duff
as Bill Thompson
Diana Scarwid
as Doris Thompson
Leonard Barr
as Prof. Jeremiah Hayden
Alex Colon
as Carlos
Barbara Bishop
as Woman in Kitchen
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