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Circle of Violence: A Family Drama (1986)

Georgia Benfield is at a difficult place in her life; her husband, Pete has left her for a younger woman, her teenage son, Chris is unmanageable, and she's struggling financially when her ... See full summary »

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David Greene

Writer:

William Wood
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tuesday Weld ... Georgia Benfield
Geraldine Fitzgerald ... Charlotte Kessling
Peter Bonerz ... Pete Benfield
River Phoenix ... Chris Benfield
Philip Sterling ... Jim McLane
Zoaunne LeRoy Zoaunne LeRoy ... Florence McLane
Ellen Travolta ... Marion
Sue Giosa ... Dr. Kalmeir
Christina Maria Hutter Christina Maria Hutter ... Addie
Bradley Lieberman Bradley Lieberman ... Mark
Jeanne Dougherty Jeanne Dougherty ... Neighbor (as Jeannie Dougherty)
Jeanette Miller ... Woman Singer
Adele Gilbert Adele Gilbert ... Mrs. Edwards
Jamie Jamison Jamie Jamison ... Boy
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Georgia Benfield is at a difficult place in her life; her husband, Pete has left her for a younger woman, her teenage son, Chris is unmanageable, and she's struggling financially when her widowed mother, Charlotte moves in. Amid juggling a new full-time job, raising two children, and her failing marriage, the constant bickering between mother and daughter continues as it has ever since Georgia was a child. Finally, at her wit's end, Georgia loses control and begins physically abusing her elderly mother, just as Georgia had been abused herself as a child. As family and friends slowly begin to learn of the abuse, and long buried family secrets come to light, both mother and daughter must learn to accept the past, to change what is happening at present, in order to face a better future. Written by Polly_Kat

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Circle of Violence See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Tuesday Weld's Best Picture!
19 December 2000 | by VivienLeighsnumber1fanSee all my reviews

Tuesday Weld is my favourite actress and this her best picture other than Once Upon A Time In America which was also very superb! This picture takes its place as a divorced hard-working mother whose mother lives with her and her two children. She has a very hard time adjusting to being on her own and she takes out all of her problems by punching the mother in the face in one scene. Her son is addicted to heroin and is played greatly by River Phoenix. But Tuesday finally solves her problems by consulting her ex-husband's psychiatrist and she resolves her problems with her mother, children and even herself. She must now come to terms with her inner demons. 10/10


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