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Adam (1983)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  10 October 1983 (USA)
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After their child is abducted, John and Reve Walsh are trying to find him. But, shortly after that, Adam is found dead.

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Congressman Clay Shaw (as John Perry Edson Jr.)
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After their child is abducted, John and Reve Walsh are trying to find him. But, shortly after that, Adam is found dead.

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In 2008, The Hollywood Police Department closed the case of the murder of Adam Walsh, naming Ottis Elwood Toole (1947-1996) the killer of Adam Walsh. Ottis Toole was a prolific serial killer who along with his partner-in-crime Henry Lee Lucas are thought to have been responsible for dozens of murders across the United States. Ottis Toole confessed in graphic detail how he kidnapped and murdered Adam Walsh in 1983, shortly after his arrest. He then recanted and then confessed again, only later to recant once again. In 1991, after he was exposed as a vicious serial killer, Jeffery Dahmer was considered a strong suspect in the case, because in 1981 he lived in Miami Beach, Florida a short distance from the now defunct Hollywood Mall. There are also several witnesses who to this day swear they saw him at the Hollywood Mall on July 27, 1981. After a "thorough" review of the case, The HPD concluded it was Ottis Toole who was responsible. See more »

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Peace Prayer
Lyrics adapted from St. Francis of Assisi
Music by John Foley, S.J.
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Good movie that is filled with sadness, but special for the message it brought and the awareness it created.
8 June 2001 | by (Oakwood, Virginia USA) – See all my reviews

I remember when this TV movie aired I was in kindergarten and in fact my teacher even suggested that all of us small children watch this movie with our parents. Every parent with a small child feared that this tragedy would happen and what a nightmare it would have been to have a child abducted and murdered. The whole country was at this time bringing the missing children issue to the attention of people. All of this panic and awareness because of the abduction and murder of a little boy named Adam Walsh in Broward County, Florida. Thankful that this boys father John Walsh brought this case so much attention and awareness that a movie titled Adam was made for TV to expand the concern for children all across America. This movie is sad due to the death of a small child but brings a good message of awareness and concern for our children and any victim of crime for that matter. I wish some network would show Adam again I would like to see it over.


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