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M.A.D.D.: Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (1983)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 14 March 1983
Cindy Lightner relentlessly tries to spearhead the drive for the national anti-drunk driver legislation after her own daughter becomes the victim of a hit-and-run by a drunk driver.

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »
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Shelby Balik ...
Cari / Serena Lightner
Robert Carnegie ...
Doug Hamilton
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Maurice Carver
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Officer Chesrow
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Porter
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Willard Kohler
Elizabeth Huddle ...
Jean Moorhead
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Steve Blankenship
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Chandler Doherty
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Officer McKnight (as Bill Lucking)
Cliff Potts ...
Steve Lightner
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Dick Dodridge
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Harry Doherty
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Cindy Lightner relentlessly tries to spearhead the drive for the national anti-drunk driver legislation after her own daughter becomes the victim of a hit-and-run by a drunk driver.

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14 March 1983 (USA)  »

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Die Initiative  »

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1.33 : 1
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The character name "Willard Kohler" is a pseudonym for the actual name of the driver: Clarence William Busch. See more »

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14 July 2005 | by (Chicago, IL USA) – See all my reviews

I saw this TV movie when I was very young and it left a lasting impression on me. I remember the moment when a young girl is struck by a drunk driver as extremely graphic. In re-watching it recently, it's proof the mind is capable of creating its own scenarios. While it's not nearly as gory as I recall, it indeed still remains powerful, especially when the girl's mother (Mariette Hartley) learns of her daughters death. A convincing portrait of the pain a family endures following the violent death of a loved one. A film which should still be viewed by children and soon-to-be drivers of the horrible consequences which could result from such a careless act.


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