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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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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One of the photos for the abducted children shown at the end of this movie, named Bryon Anthony McCane, is of rapper Bizzy Bone, who is a former member of Bone Thugs N Harmony. He was abducted at age 4 by his father in the '80s. See more »

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Referenced in Adam: His Song Continues (1986) 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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When network films were excellent! SOmetimes better than cinema!
8 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

THe movie of Adam based on the tragic tale of Adam Walsh is heartbreaking. It chronicles the tragedy of a young boy's life who was snuffed out from under us. His death was not in vain because his parents became advocates for missing children in real life. The movie ends with photos of missing children. The tragedy of missing child is often worse than knowing their fate. This film is faithful to the story. Daniel J. Travanti and JoBeth Williams play Adam's parents and they could not have done a better job. THe film may be over 20 years old but it is still very effective in bring human emotion to a story like Adam Walsh. He became the symbol for missing children. When Reve is reading those letters from people who have been through the hell that the Walshes have been through, it is heartbreaking. Rather than wallow in self-pity, they pursue justice for others who have been through the same. THey realize that they are not the only ones. The Walshes lives changed forever when Reve went to inquire about a lamp at the mall. She turns around and their little boy is gone forever. I remember the scene where they go to the car, leave the doors unlocked, and prepare if Adam comes home. That's probably the most memorable moment in the film.


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