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Between the Darkness and the Dawn (1985)

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
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Young Abigail
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Arthur
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Young Ellen
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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23 December 1985 (USA)  »

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Elizabeth Montgomery was 52 playing a 37 year-old. Karen Grassle was 43 playing a 35 year-old. See more »

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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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Features Risky Business (1983) See more »

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As you will note, I'm a big fan of the late Elizabeth Montgomery.
5 January 2001 | by (Washington) – See all my reviews

This movie was an excellent showcase for the dramatic acting talents of Elizabeth Montgomery. Break out the Kleenex, because it is a tear jerker, but none the less satisfying in the end. I suppose the only thing I found unrealistic, was the fact that the writers portrayed Elizabeth as someone who was semi-fit, physically, after a 20 year coma. And as we all know, anyone who is lucky enough to survive being in a coma for 20 years, would be severely incapacitated, due to atrophied muscles, etc. But that aside, I felt the intent of the movie, and the problems that she and everyone around her faced, made for a number of fascinating challenges. All in all I thought the movie was well done. And I believe it was one of the last movies that Elizabeth Montgomery herself made before cancer claimed her in real life. A great actress who will be missed.


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