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Between the Darkness and the Dawn (1985)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  23 December 1985 (USA)
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A 17-year-old girl lapses into a coma and wakes up 20 years later.

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Abigail Foster
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Jack Parrish
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Ellen Foster Holland
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Dr. Langtry
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Lilly
Tim Maier ...
Matthew Holland / Young David
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Young Abigail
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Arthur
Jennifer Smith ...
Young Ellen
Al Berry
Sue Bugden
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Abigail Foster is a young woman who wakes up from a 20-year coma and discovers that the world has grown up without her and that her high school boyfriend is now married to her younger sister. Abigail now must try to pick up her life that seemingly ended when she was a teenager as well as deal with her mother who has kept a diligent vigil by her bedside who also learns that Abigail's now conscious condition may not be permanent. Written by Anonymous

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When Abigail is being interviewed by the television reporter shortly after she comes out of the coma, he tells her it is 1985. It would be 1984 because the interview occurred in the fall and later on the movie Abigail is at the prom of the Class of 1985 at her old high school. See more »

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Another Excellent TV Movie starring Liz!
26 August 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Yes, it is hard for me to be objective about anything with Elizabeth Montgomery in it as I am a huge fan. This movie is quite good. Dorothy McGuire does a great job as her mom, funny considering Liz slaps her around the next year in "Amos", another good TV movie. Here she plays a woman who wakes up after falling into a coma after 20 years. She was only 17 when she collapsed at school. Now, she finds out her younger sister is married to her old boyfriend! Of all the indignity! She has quite a hard time adjusting to harshness of the 80's and wonders where all the innocence went, no more malt shops, just loud video arcades full of bratty teenagers. One cute scene is where she walks back to her old high school and goes straight to her old locker forgetting where she has been for the past 20 years. Karen Grassle is quite good as her younger sister who we find out was extremely jealous of her back in the day. I mean she married her old boyfriend. Not the best movie Liz has done, the script is kind of predictable and it has the typical Hollywood ending but good performances, very dated 80's wardrobe and ambience but still enjoyable.


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