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Goodnight Sweet Wife: A Murder in Boston (1990)

Fact-based story about a Boston furrier and his pregnant wife who was shot in their car on October 23, 1989. The wife and child subsequently died. The husband then told that his attacker ... See full summary »

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Jerrold Freedman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ken Olin ... Charles Stuart
Margaret Colin ... Michelle Caruso
Annabella Price Annabella Price ... Carol Stuart
James Handy ... McQuiggan
Michael C. Gwynne ... Connors
Anthony Tyler Quinn ... Matthew
Nicholas Kusenko Nicholas Kusenko
Bruce McGill ... O'Meara
Carl Anthony Payne II ... DeWayne
BD Wong ... Kim Tan
Will Zahrn ... Costello
Shawna Franks Shawna Franks ... Janet
Jim Ortlieb ... MacLean
Larry Brandenburg ... Captain Brady
Sandy Maschmeyer Sandy Maschmeyer ... Debbie
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Fact-based story about a Boston furrier and his pregnant wife who was shot in their car on October 23, 1989. The wife and child subsequently died. The husband then told that his attacker was a black man. The following investigation incited racial tensions in the city. However, there was question of the husband's innocence in the crime. Real life tv crime show "Rescue 911" was on hand to film the paramedics that answered the call to the couple's vehicle. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Crime | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Charles Stuart Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A terrific production of a true crime
6 August 2006 | by msulzer-1See all my reviews

I remember this real-life crime drama well. The actual event itself hit the city of Boston with the force of a bomb. The cunning husband preyed on people's prejudice when blaming a person of color for shooting his pregnant wife (their unborn baby subsequently died) when in fact he had planned the whole thing himself (this is not a spoiler, as this crime was well-publicized). It was an especially interesting drama to me, given the excessive amount of press it received, and since I myself was due with my first child at the same time the wife was. I remember thinking Ken Olin from "thirtysomething" did a great job as the husband. A few true life details were omitted/changed, but on the whole this was a pretty good production for a TV-movie. I'd give it ***.


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