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The Awakening of Candra (1983)

Unrated | | Crime, Drama | TV Movie 16 December 1983
Based on the true-life story of teenage bride Candra Torres who was abducted in 1975 while on a honeymoon camping trip in the High Sierras.

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Candra Torres
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Thomas Leslie Brown
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Robert Harrison
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Paul Regina ...
Julio Torres
Elizabeth Cheshire ...
Maria
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Chief Brooks
Rosanna Huffman ...
Sara
Vernon Weddle ...
Reiser
Ken Sansom ...
Dr. Larsen
Gypsi DeYoung ...
Bonnie (as Gypsi De Young)
Jonathan Estrin ...
Forest
Robert Moloney ...
Hayden
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Burrows
Bunny Summers ...
Mrs. Nettles
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Based on the true-life story of teenage bride Candra Torres who was abducted in 1975 while on a honeymoon camping trip in the High Sierras.

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Filmed in 1981 but not broadcast until 1983. See more »

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This movie has haunted me for years.
30 March 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I think many people rated this low because of the sadness and horror of the subject matter. Rape, abuse, mind control - these are the terrible, but true, aspects of this movie. Watching this movie is not fun but the movie is based on a true story, and it deserves better than the low ratings it has gathered here. I first saw this movie 20 years ago, and it honestly haunts me to this day. I don't think this movie could be made today because of the graphic brutality towards the actress playing Candra Torres - even though it was based on a true story and Candra suffered everything you see. Knowing that it was real made it even more horrific. This is not a slasher film, but the violence toward this woman is still more than most people could bear to watch. I believe this is the reason that it is getting low ratings here. I can't imagine this film being shown on television now, but it is worth renting if you can find it, almost as a study of mind control and abuse. You have to know, however, that it won't be a pleasant movie to watch.


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