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Sheri Bennett
Edward Bell ...
Prof. Miles Bennett
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Janie Bennett
Ellen Barber ...
Andrea Fletcher
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Jude
Chitra Neogy ...
Dr. Jeena Kingsly
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Det. Lt. Mark Denver
Margaret Graham ...
Andrea's Landlady
Rosemary McNamara ...
Lenore
Thomas Williams ...
Todd Fletcher
Tamara Bergdall ...
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Wilmuth Cooper ...
Gypsy Woman
Stanley W. William ...
Dean Fuller
Roy White ...
Dr. Larabee
Robert Harper ...
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This Thriller/horror movie tells the tale of a young girl who is terrified that her insane mother will take her away from her beloved foster mother. One day, the crazed real mother attempts to contact the girl at school, but her foster mother has a premonition and gets there in time to protect the girl. Eventually though, the real mother and her boy friend, a carnival clown, succeed and takes her away, leaving the bereaved foster parents to enlist the assistance of a parapsychologist to help them interpret the foster mother's terrifying dreams and psychic connection to the girl and find her before it is too late. Written by Ørnås

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11 February 1978 (Mexico)  »

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A good idea, rather slow execution
18 June 2000 | by (Seattle, Washington) – See all my reviews

This film had a very good idea, and some good visual stuff, and a good story to tell, and great acting by Richard Lynch and Ellen Barber as kidnappers of Sharon Farrels adopted girl (she is the birth mother of the adopted child) but ultimately the film is bogged down with slowness, and also Richard Lynch's character's later motives on why he still wants to kidnap and keep the child is rather unclear, and despite winning the viewers some sympathy to Barbers character, and how she wants to reunite with her birth child, they make her into a super crazed loonie in the middle of the film, whcih defeats the set up earlier. A good rewrite would have helped. Good ending though! This is a good example of low budget "regional, local" filming in far away states with Hollywood actors that Avco Embassy was picking up for release back in the 70's. (similar to SCALPELS)


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