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Murder: By Reason of Insanity (1985)

A married couple from Poland emigrates to the U.S.,. but things don't turn out as well as they had imaged. The husband's business fails, while his wife's career really takes off. The ... See full summary »

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Anthony Page

Writers:

Marilyn Goldstein (article), Scott Swanton
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Candice Bergen ... Ewa Berwid
Jürgen Prochnow ... Adam Berwid
Hector Elizondo ... Ben Haggarty
Eli Wallach ... Dr. Huffman
Alison La Placa ... Janet Landry (as Alison LaPlaca)
Lee Kessler Lee Kessler ... Maggie Teresi
Norman Parker ... Judge Gold
Kent Williams ... Dick Crowell
Keri Houlihan Keri Houlihan ... Sara Berwid
Justin Gocke Justin Gocke ... Daniel Berwid
Arthur Taxier ... Sergeant Mahaaski
Sloane Shelton ... Nurse Karris
Tom Everett ... Mr. Olson
Gary Wichard Gary Wichard ... Gerry
Al White ... Staggers
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A married couple from Poland emigrates to the U.S.,. but things don't turn out as well as they had imaged. The husband's business fails, while his wife's career really takes off. The husband, unable to cope with the pressures of his failed business, his failing marriage and the adjustments necessary to live in a completely different society, begins to take out his frustrations on his wife. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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The man she loves most is the man she fears most.

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

My Sweet Victim See more »

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| (FMC Library Print)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Many of the patients in the Pilgrim State Hospital's ward scenes were played by real life hospital staff. See more »

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Leaves a lasting impression
18 March 2006 | by madmike007See all my reviews

I saw this listed today in my TV Guide and decided to check it out. After reviewing the cast list I decided to TIVO it. It seemed vaguely familiar to me. When I saw Jurgen Prochnow's name as the star, I remembered him from a movie I had seen long ago. He was evil incarnate in his role. It was the first time I had ever seen him in a movie. He was unforgettable. After watching the beginning of this movie I realized they were one and the same. The rest of the cast is great, too. Eli Wallich, as always is super. This being about the same time he was in "The Executioners Song". Well worth a look. On FX Movies this week with out commercials. This movie is very similar to "A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story" (1989) (TV), another first rate TV movie.


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