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Blind Spot (1993)

PG-13 | | Drama | TV Movie 2 May 1993
Drama about a couple (Woodward, Weaver) and their problematic daughter (Linney) who is a cocaine addict.

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Michael McTaggart (story), Ellen M. Violett (story) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joanne Woodward ... Nell Harrington
Laura Linney ... Phoebe
Reed Diamond ... Charlie
Fritz Weaver ... Simon
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Karina Arroyave ... Ramona
Melissa Bell Melissa Bell ... Patty
Patti D'Arbanville ... Lucinda
Edmund Genest Edmund Genest ... Alden Rice
Allison Janney ... Doreen
Mark Joy ... Jerry Barbetto
Bruce Kirkpatrick Bruce Kirkpatrick ... Lt. Grody
Cynthia Martells ... Holly
Larry John Meyers Larry John Meyers ... Surgeon
Ashley Palmer Ashley Palmer ... Olivia
Linda Powell ... Tory
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Drama about a couple (Woodward, Weaver) and their problematic daughter (Linney) who is a cocaine addict.

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 May 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: Blind Spot (#42.3) See more »

Filming Locations:

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Above-average made-for-TV Hallmark flick
10 October 2007 | by fromyesterday27See all my reviews

'Blind Spot' tells the story of a Congresswoman (Nell Harrington played by JoAnne Woodward) running for Senate whose world is shattered when her son-in-law dies in a tragic car accident. This devastating event leads to revelation after revelation, including the fact that the accident was related to Charlie's drug abuse and use of cocaine by Nell's pregnant daughter, Phoebe (Laura Linney).

The film chronicles the aftermath of the accident and the effects it has on Nell, her husband, Phoebe, and ultimately Phoebe's child. It is a hard-hitting drama about the devastating consequences illicit drug use has on the addict, the family, an unborn child and portrays the struggling relationships between Nell, her husband, and Phoebe.

In addition to its amount of substance, the thing that sets this movie above other made-for-TV flicks is its splendid acting. Woodward portrays the struggling mother in a convincing, emotional fashion. The supporting cast does a fine job as well. But its Linney who really shines here. She turns in a fantastic performance, portraying a range of emotions (guilt, desperation, anger, hate, remorse). I believe this movie helped shape Linney's career, since it was the first time anyone really got to see her ACT on film.

'Blind Spot' is definitely worth seeing.


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