Do You Know the Muffin Man?

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Do You Know the Muffin Man?
DVD cover
Written byDaniel Freudenberger
Directed byGilbert Cates
StarringPam Dawber
John Shea
Stephen Dorff
Brian Bonsall
John Shea
Matthew Laurance
Dee Dee Rescher
Anthony Geary
Natalie West
Music byLee Holdridge
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Jon Avnet
Jordan Kerner
Producer(s)Daniel Freudenberger
CinematographyMark Irwin
Editor(s)Peter Berger
Running time90 minutes
Production company(s)The Avnet/Kerner Company
Original networkCBS
Picture formatColor
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseOctober 22, 1989 (1989-10-22)

Do You Know the Muffin Man? is a 1989 American made-for-television drama film starring Pam Dawber, John Shea, Stephen Dorff, Brian Bonsall, Anthony Geary and Dee Dee Rescher, directed by Gilbert Cates.[1]

The critically praised film, about child abuse in a community day care center,[2] was ranked as the 8th most-watched television program of the week by the Nielsen Ratings after its initial airing on CBS on October 22, 1989.[3] It was released at the height of the day-care sex-abuse hysteria in the United States.



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  2. ^ "Details of abuse overkill in 'Muffin Man'". Boca Raton News. October 20, 1989.
  3. ^ "Earthquake Cuts Ratings of Networks". The New York Times. October 25, 1989.

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