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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
3 nominations. See more awards »


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
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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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When No One Would Listen
7 July 2009 | by jenedornSee all my reviews

This is the actual true story about The Guenthers in Colorado. The one review was incorrect. A 34-year-old man who contended that he shot three neighbors in self-defense was acquitted Thursday of one count of second-degree murder and two counts of assault. David Guenther, 34, of Northglenn had once based his defense on Colorado's "make my day" law, which permits the use of deadly force against intruders, but shifted to conventional self-defense for this trial. Guenther still faces trial next year for first-degree murder in the slaying of his wife -- the woman he said he was trying to protect when he shot his neighbors -- and the wounding of her male companion earlier this year. Burden of Proof A judge last year dismissed charges against Guenther in the April 19, 1986, shoot-out, citing the "make my day" law. However, the Colorado Supreme Court later ruled that the burden of proof was on the defendant and ordered Guenther to stand trial in Adams County District Court for second-degree murder and two counts of first-degree assault. Josslyn C. Volosin, 26, was killed by a shot in the heart, and her husband, Michael, 27, suffered wounds to the thigh and wrist. Robbie Wardwell, 27, was felled by a bullet in the abdomen during the shooting. Earlier that night, Michael Volosin, Wardwell and their friends, who had been partying at the Volosin home, had been rowdy and raucous in front of the Guenther house across the street. Defense attorneys argued that Guenther fired his .357 magnum pistol in self-defense. He was afraid for his life and that of his wife, Pamela, and their two children, public defender Robert Perin told the jury in closing arguments on Wednesday. The law was named for a line from a Clint Eastwood movie in which the actor muttered "make my day," apparently hoping for an opportunity to shoot a felon.

Los Angeles Times March 28, 1988, Monday, Southland Edition SECTION: Part 1; Page 16; Column 1; National Desk LENGTH: 126 words HEADLINE: MAN IN 'MAKE MY DAY' CASE CONVICTED BYLINE: By AP DATELINE: BRIGHTON, Colo. BODY:

The first man to invoke Colorado's "Make My Day" defense in a shooting has been convicted in a separate case of murdering his estranged wife and wounding her boyfriend. David Guenther, 35, was found guilty Saturday 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. The "Make My Day" law allows residents to use deadly force in their homes against intruders. Guenther's acquittal with that argument for the 1986 fatal shooting of a neighbor and wounding of two others was overturned by the state Supreme Court. But he was re-acquitted in that case with a self-defense argument.

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