Last week, my friend Brigitte wrote one of my favorite blog entries ever. At the end of the post, Brigitte – a long-time lover of Lifetime movies – debriefed a classic she recently caught on TV. It was 1996’s No One Would Tell, and it starred Fred Savage as the jealous, abusive boyfriend and Candace Cameron as the naive, yet loyal victim.
I don’t have cable, and I haven’t in a long time, so I can’t say I’m really up to snuff on all the Lifetime movies that are out there. This one, though, seemed familiar.
To my delight, a quick youtube search told me I’d be able to watch the whole thing online.
Which is exactly what I did.
I also forced my friend Beth to watch it.
As we intently followed these characters’ misadventures through high school, we realized that the cast was made up of some seriously familiar faces. Like Sally Jessy Rafael, and that one guy.
One particular face seemed more familiar than the rest…
It was the face of Tony Dinardo, Bobby (Fred Savage)’s best friend. I couldn’t quite place where I’d seen this guy from, but I knew this was a face that has been permanently etched in the recesses of my brain.
After the movie was finished, we took a trip to imdb to discover as much as we could about this movie and it’s actors.
First, we learned that the plot keywords for this film were (*SPOILER ALERT*): “Disturbing,” “Physical Abuse,” “Abusive Boyfriend,” “True Crime,” and “Bowling”
That makes me feel: indignant. There is one bowling scene in this movie – unlike Grease 2, which literally oozed bowling. Where is the justice?
But I digress…
Second, we learned that Tony was played by none-other-than Rodney Eastman.
That’s right. Joey Crusel from Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors.
This successfully made my day.
To further aside, now I can’t get the Dream Warriors theme song (yes, Dokken) out of my head!!
We’re the dream warriors! Ain’t gonna dream no more!