Darkness Before Dawn (1993) - Rotten Tomatoes

Darkness Before Dawn1993

Darkness Before Dawn (1993)





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Based on a true story, this made-for-television drama chronicles a couple's downward spiral into drug addiction. Meredith Baxter stars as Mary Ann Guard, a nurse who gets romantically involved with heroin abuser Guy Grand (Stephen Lang). Guy turns Mary Ann onto drugs and her once-stable life is suddenly out of control, with Mary Ann stealing from her hospital in order to support their habit. Her family decides to get her clean and get Guy out of her life by checking her into rehab. Mary Ann's rough road isn't over though, and she has to decide for herself which life she wants to lead.

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Meredith Baxter
as Mary Ann Grand
Stephen Lang
as Guy Grand
Alana Austin
as Young Mary Ann
Robert Desiderio
as Al Van Petten
Kirsten Dunst
as Sandra (age 8)
Lora Staley
as Obstetrician
Frank Novak
as Security Guard
Earl Boen
as Justice of the Peace
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Under the sensitive direction of John Patterson, Baxter nicely underplays her character; even the inevitable withdrawal scenes are free of hysteria (and all the more moving because of it).

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