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Secret Cutting (2000)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 30 May 2000
Dawn Cottrell (Peterson) seems like a typical sixteen-year-old girl, but she has a very dangerous secret. Unable to express her true feelings, whenever Dawn is upset she grabs a knife and cuts herself.

Director:

Norma Bailey

Writers:

Steven Levenkron (novel), Dennis Nemec (television story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Young ... Joyce Cottrell
Kimberlee Peterson ... Dawn Cottrell
Robert Wisden ... Russell Cottrell
Taylor Stanley ... Lorraine Rafeedie
Rhea Perlman ... Dr. Parella
Cody Serpa Cody Serpa ... Alex Cottrell
Kett Turton ... Craig Crosetto
Crystal Bublé Crystal Bublé ... Rebecca
Jennifer Pudavick ... Kirsten
Malina Adams Malina Adams ... Jude
Rosemary Dunsmore ... Principal Luce
Caley Gibson Caley Gibson ... Corey
Seun Olagunju Seun Olagunju ... Joe
John Bluethner John Bluethner ... Dr. Chapman
Sharon Bajer Sharon Bajer ... Dr. Mann
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Storyline

Dawn Cottrell (Peterson) seems like a typical sixteen-year-old girl, but she has a very dangerous secret. Unable to express her true feelings, whenever Dawn is upset she grabs a knife and cuts herself.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Lifetime Movie Network

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 May 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Delicate Cutting See more »

Filming Locations:

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Quotes

Dawn Cottrell: It's my body and I'll cut where I want.
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A pinch of American Beauty, A pinch of Made-For-TV
14 September 2000 | by dave-658See all my reviews

Take the world from American Beauty, and replace the superstar parents with their B-movie equivalents, and you have Secret Cutting. It's a good watch, and I learned something about cutting. I don't know if the reasons cited in the movie for cutting oneself are the main reasons that most cutters do it, but it seems believable. And yes, I'd cut the mother a couple of times as well. And the script for the father seemed really off-key, like they didn't spend enough time developing the father's character. He would always start to say something meaningfull or interesting, then he'd just cut himself off. Maybe he has some problem saying everything in his mind and they wanted to show this, but the fact that its so vague makes the scripting pretty average.

I'd recommmend this movie highly due to the very good performance by the main character Kimberlee Peterson.


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