WOMAN WITH A PAST, a 1992 made-for-TV film released to home video in 1994, features good performances in service of a trite story about a woman who sacrifices everything to save her children from their abusive father.
Dee Johnson (Pamela Reed) seems to have a perfect life: a good job, a beautiful home, a happy marriage, and two loving sons--then she's arrested. It turns out she is an escaped convict and has been living a lie. In flashback she recounts her past. She was Virginia Porter, living in a West
Virginia trailer park with an abusive husband, Wayne (Richard Lineback). After a divorce, Wayne kidnaps their two sons. The law is no help, so she hires a bount...