Just Ask My Children (2001)





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A couple's worst nightmare becomes a reality as they find themselves behind bars with their children are taken away from them in this made-for-TV drama, inspired by a true story. Brenda and Scott Kniffen (Viginia Madsen and Jeffrey Nordling) are asked by friends to testify as character witnesses at a child custody hearing. After The Kniffens take the stand, a relation of their friends, who was upset by the testimony, tells authorities that Brenda and Scott are guilty of beating their young sons, molesting them sexually, and taking pornographic photographs of them. While there is no truth to the accusations, a prosecutor determined to prove he's tough on child abuse takes on the case, and his staff badgers Brandon Kniffen (Cory Dorkin) and his brother Brian (Ryan Wilson) into giving damaging statements and testifying against their parents in court. Brenda and Scott spend the next twelve years behind bars, fighting their case as best they can as they try to prove their innocence and become reunited with their children.
Drama , Television
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Firebrand Productions

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Virginia Madsen
as Brenda Kniffen
Jeffrey Nordling
as Scott Kniffen
Graham Beckel
as Denver Dunn
Robert Joy
as Sam Bennis
Barbara Tarbuck
as Marilyn Kniffen
Casey Biggs
as Michael Schedecker
John Billingsley
as Andrew Gindes
Adrian Sparks
as Dick Kniffen
Scott Paulin
as Kevin Conway
Maree Cheatham
as Corene Oliver
Ryan Wilson
as Brian (age 6)
Cody Dorkin
as Brandon (age 9)
Dan Byrd
as Brian (age 12-15)
Scott Bailey
as Brandon (age 15-21)
Gregory Smith
as Brian (age 16-18)
Diana Castle
as Vera Bradley
Kitty Swink
as Lisa Short
Marc Vann
as Det. Felton
Spencer Garrett
as Alvin McCuan
Karina Logue
as Debbie McCuan
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Very sad, disturbing story. The acting was over-the-top at times, but it went along with the drama of the story.

Erin Collins
Erin Collins

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Scary, scary stuff. A true, and very surreal, story.

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

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This was a good movie. Makes it even better that its a true story. A couple gets accused of molesting their children and they get incarcerated for many years. I can't believe how many years they wasted away in prison!

Veronica Balli
Veronica Balli

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