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No One Would Tell Review

by | Apr 18, 2011 | Reviews, The 1990s | 0 comments

WML Guess Synopsis

No One Would TellAfter the high school hunk makes out with a large unpopular female in 7 minutes of heaven at a house party, the party crowd  is afraid to talk about it when they realize the two went all the way.

DirecTV Guide Synopsis

Dating the campus hunk is a dream-come-true for a high-school girl until his absusive side surfaces.

Level of Attention While Watching: Devoted Husband

Devoted Husband: Was giving the movie 100% of my attention

With Wife, but Thinking of Mistress: Watching the movie, but not giving it my full attention

Cheating Bastard: I wasn’t paying much attention to the movie at all

Fred Savage

Fred Savage

“The Wonder Years” gives the older Savage (younger brother is Ben) an A-List grade from me.  Fred was apparently once a teenage heart throb although he was a little before my time.  His boyish happy face didn’t make him the best actor to play an abusive high school sports hunk in this flick though.

Candace Cameron

Candace Cameron

DJ Tanner from Full House, ’nuff said.

Eric Balfour

Eric Balfour

At the time this movie came out, Eric Balfour was a no body, but since I watched this movie 15 years after its initial release, he had already been a slightly-big character in the TV series “24” (Milo), a big part in “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” remake and a lead in a terrible looking science fiction movie – “Skyline“.

The Movie

This is an 80s high school movie trapped in a 90s-straight-for-TV movie.  I can see this movie being a big deal in 1996 since it packs the star power of Candace Cameron (now known as Candace Cameron Bure after marrying a hockey player, but she’ll be known as DJ Tanner for the purposes of this review) and Fred Savage at the prime of their careers.  “No One Would Tell” follows the outline of showing you the end of the movie at the open and then doing the “X Months Earlier” thing so you see what builds up to the opening moment, who doesn’t love that?  DJ is your typical high school girl at a wrestling match with a couple friends going gaga over the school wrestling stud Bobby Tennison (played by Savage) when the friends set her up and yell “Nice body!” when the gym gets really quiet after Bobby’s match, so he turns and looks and she’s helplessly standing up in the stands by herself since her girlfriends sat down immiately after yelling the comment.

Later that evening, DJ runs into Bobby at some pizza shop and Bobby tells DJ to stop by wrestling practice the next Monday since high school wrestling coaches surely wouldn’t have any issue with a girl just stopping by and watching the varsity wrestling club practice.  I was inviting women to my basketball, baseball, and football practices all the time, coach loved it…  After DJ stops by it’s pretty much love between the two there on out.

DJ and Bobby spend every waking hour together, but Bobby slowly starts to let his controlling side creep on out.  Slowly more bruises start appearing on DJ and questions begin to get asked.

After finally coming to her senses and growing some hair on her nads, DJ leaves Bobby, but being the controlling abusive boyfriend he is, he doesn’t accept this which ends up leading to DJ’s death when he takes her out to a lake and convinces her to talk.

Bobby doesn’t fess up to the murder and hopes to get away with it, but eventually all the pieces are put together and he’s found guilty by Sally Jessy Raphael who plays the judge at the end of the movie.

Awesome Screencaptures

The Hunk Fred Savage Rocking Sandals

I can’t be the only one who doesn’t fully believe he’s the high school hunk

Angry Savage Face

Savaaaaaage Face!!!

Other Possible Titles

  • “DJ Tanner Gets Savaged”

Closing Thoughts

I’m not sure I could so far to say that this movie still holds up, but I sure loved it.  In seriousness it sheds some light on abusive boyfriends and what it can lead to.  In non-seriousness, it was great seeing two big names of the 90s together in a cheesy Lifetime movie that has some great comedy in it.