Something About Amelia

Something About Amelia
Written byWilliam Hanley
Directed byRanda Haines
StarringTed Danson
Glenn Close
Roxana Zal
Missy Francis
Music byMark Snow
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Executive producerLeonard Goldberg
ProducersMichele Rappaport
Vahan Moosekian (associate producer)
Deborah Stoff (supervising producer)
CinematographyEdward R. Brown
EditorJack Harnish
Running time100 minutes
Production companiesABC
The Leonard Goldberg Company
Original release
ReleaseJanuary 9, 1984 (1984-01-09)

Something About Amelia is a 1984 television film about psychological trauma caused in a family by a father's molestation of his daughter.

The film stars Ted Danson, Glenn Close, Roxana Zal, and Missy Francis.

It was the most-watched network television show in the United States for the week of January 9–15, 1984.

It received eight Emmy nominations in 1984, and won in three categories, for Outstanding Drama/Comedy Special (Leonard Goldberg / Michele Rappaport), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series (Roxana Zal) and for Outstanding Writing in a Limited Series or a Special (William Hanley).

The movie was also nominated for four Golden Globes and won two, for Best Miniseries or Television Film and for Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television (Ted Danson).

Plot summary

Shame and fear have kept Amelia Bennett silent about the sexual molestation she has been suffering at the hands of her father, Steven. But as Amelia starts to believe that Steven might harm her younger sibling in similar ways, she unburdens herself of her awful secret. Confronted with this horrifying piece of news, Steven's wife, Gail, refuses to believe it is true, and he professes his innocence. But as new details emerge, the family is shaken to its core.


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