Something About Amelia

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Something About Amelia
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Written byWilliam Hanley
Directed byRanda Haines
StarringTed Danson
Glenn Close
Roxana Zal
Missy Francis
Music byMark Snow
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Leonard Goldberg
Producer(s)Michele Rappaport
Vahan Moosekian (associate producer)
Deborah Stoff (supervising producer)
CinematographyEdward R. Brown
Editor(s)Jack Harnish
Running time100 minutes
Production company(s)ABC
The Leonard Goldberg Company
Original networkABC
Original releaseJanuary 9, 1984

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.[1][2]

It was the most-watched network television show in the United States for the week of January 9-15, 1984.[3]

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).[4]

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).[5]

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  1. ^ O'Connor, John J. (9 January 1984). TV: 'AMELIA' ON ABC A MOVIE ABOUT INCEST, The New York Times
  2. ^ Armstrong, Lois & Eric Estrin (16 January 1984). In a Controversial TV Movie, Teen Actress Roxana Zal Tackles a Taboo Subject—Incest, People
  3. ^ (18 January 1984). 'Something About Amelia,' the made-for-TV movie about incest, carried..., UPI
  4. ^ Something About Amelia An ABC Theatre Presentation,, Retrieved 27 September 2017
  5. ^ Something about Amelia,, Retrieved 27 September 1984

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