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When No One Would Listen (1992)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 15 November 1992
Jessica has been married to her controlling husband Gary for years. The abuse only gets worse when she gets a job at a bakery and makes two really caring friends: her co-worker and neighbor Lee, and her boss Walter.


Armand Mastroianni


Cindy Myers
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michele Lee ... Jessica Cochran
James Farentino ... Gary Cochran
John Spencer ... Walter Wheeler
Lee Garlington ... Lee
Anndi McAfee ... Maggie
Chris Nash
Ron Perkins
Damion Stevens Damion Stevens ... Pete
Cameron Thor ... Matt Vincent
Jill Tracy Jill Tracy ... Geena Vincent
Cicely Tyson ... Sarah
Dean Hill ... Deputy DA
David Farentino David Farentino ... Rod
Richard Penn ... Judge Thompson
Ellen Crawford ... Judge Beckerman


Jessica has been married to her controlling husband Gary for years. She began dating him at the age of fifteen and has two kids, Maggie and Pete. After some career trouble Gary moves the family out to a New York suburb. Anyway, at first Gary seems like a sweet and loving husband, but after getting mad at some hippie neighbors he begins slapping Jessica and having fits of rage. The abuse only gets worse when she gets a job at a bakery and makes two really caring friends: her co-worker and neighbor Lee, and her boss Walter. Walter becomes more than just her boss; he notices bruises on Jessica's neck and advises her to leave Gary, but she can't; she's too afraid. Soon she starts dating Walter, and when Gary punches Pete repeatedly she realizes she has to be the voice for her two kids; she takes them to stay with Walter. Things only get worse as Gary makes a decision that could send her life crashing down. Written by GasmaskProductionsBooks

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One woman's fight with the law and her husband's obsessive brutality. See more »




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Michele Lee (Jessica Cochran) and James Farentino (Gary Cochran) were married in real life from 1966 to 1983. See more »


Gary's weight & facial stubble changes from scene to scene. See more »


[last lines]
Jessica Cochran: When it happened, a lot of women at the shelter went back to their husbands. They were scared, you know. If Gary could find me - Anyways... after that, a lot of people started realizing things had to change. That D.A., you know, the guy that charged Gary with burglary, he actually got on the stick and pushed through this domestic violence protocol so that the police would understand how to deal with this a little better and not just leave beat-up wife with some guy who says she's ...
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References I Love Lucy (1951) See more »

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The real Gary and Jessica Cochran
9 October 2007 | by jamie_arkansas40See all my reviews

I too seen the movie and really liked it. I always try and look up any information on a true movie as in trying to find the real names the location, the trial etc....Here is what I have found so far. I hope this helps.

David was found guilty of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and first-degree assault in the 1987 shootings. He faces at least 40 years in prison before parole, and prosecutors have said they will seek the death penalty. David Guenther -- 6-foot-5, 260-pounds -- beat Pamela regularly for 15 years. Her close friends knew it. But she stayed with her husband, who was unemployed and apparently universally disliked. When she finally left David, Pamela took her two children and secretly moved in with her boss -- who later became her lover. David -- who in 1986 killed a neighbor woman and wounded her husband in a bloody quarrel on the doorstep of the Guenther home in a Denver suburb -- tried to kidnap Pamela in a doughnut shop parking lot and threatened her life repeatedly.

After she got a restraining order forcing him to leave their home so she could move back in, he forced his way into the house and held her hostage at gunpoint for four hours before surrendering to local police.

Yet, eight hours after David was arrested, he was out on $10,000 bail, charged only with burglarizing his own home -- a fact that outraged Pamela's friends and neighbors. He began stalking Pamela, who hid from him in a shelter for battered women and insisted upon -- and got -- police escorts to her supermarket job. A week after the hostage episode, David jumped out of his car in a parking lot and shot Pamela to death in front of their children. He is serving a life sentence for first-degree murder.

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15 November 1992 (USA) See more »

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