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      Black and Blue

      TV-14 1999 1 hr. 37 min. Drama List
      Reviews 48% 500+ Ratings Audience Score New York City cop Bobby Benedetto (Anthony LaPaglia) physically and mentally abuses his wife, Frances (Mary Stuart Masterson). Because Bobby is on the police force, Frances believes it will be useless to tell the authorities about the domestic violence she must endure. Eventually, Frances and her son (Will Rothhaar) escape to Florida, where they enter into the Witness Protection Program. Unfortunately, they aren't safe for long, as Bobby is expertly trained in the art of pursuing fugitives. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member good movie that is quite intense. mary stuart masterson shines in what is a rough movie to watch due to its subject matter and i am guessing a rough part to play. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Audience Member 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. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member A good lifetime movie Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member You can run. but you can't hide. At least not when you're a wife on run with her young son desperate to escape her abusive husband who just happens to be a police detective. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member The book was MUCH better, but the movie wasn't horrible. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member 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! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis New York City cop Bobby Benedetto (Anthony LaPaglia) physically and mentally abuses his wife, Frances (Mary Stuart Masterson). Because Bobby is on the police force, Frances believes it will be useless to tell the authorities about the domestic violence she must endure. Eventually, Frances and her son (Will Rothhaar) escape to Florida, where they enter into the Witness Protection Program. Unfortunately, they aren't safe for long, as Bobby is expertly trained in the art of pursuing fugitives.
      Director
      Paul Shapiro
      Executive Producer
      Gerald W. Abrams, Jennifer Alward
      Screenwriter
      April Smith, Anna Quindlen
      Rating
      TV-14 (V|L)
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Aug 21, 2001