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Where Are the Children? (1986)

R  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Thriller  |  12 December 1986 (USA)
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Two children are kidnapped and held for ransom by a madman. Soon, however, the childrens' father begins to suspect that their mother may possibly have had something to do with the crime.

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Nancy Holder Eldridge
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Harley Cross ...
Michael Eldridge
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Dorothy Prentiss
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Jonathan Knowles
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On her birthday, San Francisco resident Nancy Harmon's two kids Peter and Lisa disappear, later to be found dead. The police wrongfully accuse a devastated Nancy of being the killer. Nancy is found guilty and sentenced to the gas chamber, but her attorney manages to get her conviction overturned. Much to the District Attorney's dismay, Nancy can't be put back on trial because key witness Rob Legler has left the country. And Nancy's husband, college professor Carl Harmon, commits suicide. Seven years later, Nancy has relocated to a town in Cape Cod in Massachusetts. Nancy has changed her identity, re-colored her hair, and has married a realtor named Ray Eldridge, with whom she has two kids named Michael and Missy, and the terrible pain from what happened to Peter and Lisa has begun to heal. But today is Nancy's birthday. She has allowed Michael and Missy to go out to play in the back yard. Nancy opens the newspaper and is stunned to find, in the local section of the paper, her picture ... Written by Todd Baldridge

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Az első számú gyanúsított  »

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I Fell In Love Long Ago
Music & Lyrics by Fred F. Forrest Sr.
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Moody, atmospheric thriller with Frederic Forrest a standout
2 August 1999 | by (Ukiah, California) – See all my reviews

A moody, atmospheric thriller based on a novel by Mary Higgins Clark, with Jill Clayburgh in the lead as a woman-with-a-past who just might have murdered her own children. Max Gail (remember him from *Barney Miller*?) has a thankless role as her husband; but the real treat is that under-rated chameleon of an actor, Frederic Forrest, who will probably be remembered as the best character actor of his generation. Besides Forrest, the most memorable character here is the setting--a small New England village on a lush autumn day with a storm brewing. How wonderful it would be to have Max and Jill's house . . ..


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