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The Abduction of Kari Swenson (1987)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Sport  -  8 March 1987 (USA)
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Olympic biathlete Kari Swenson is abducted by father-and-son mountain men, planning to start their own mountain colony. This based-on-actual-events tele-movie traces her abduction; ... See full summary »

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Sheriff Onstad
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Bob Swenson
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Dan Nichols
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Paul Swenson
Dorothy Fielding ...
Jan Swenson
Timothy Scott
Tony Frank
Sanford Jensen
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Rand David Kennedy
Franklin A. Fisher
Robert B. Saunders
Kevin P. O'Neill
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Olympic biathlete Kari Swenson is abducted by father-and-son mountain men, planning to start their own mountain colony. This based-on-actual-events tele-movie traces her abduction; search-and-rescue attempts by family, friends and a tenacious sheriff; and her steps to recovery after being wounded. Written by PetrinaC <cubit@aol.com>

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Only an athlete this remarkable could have survived the kidnapping. Only a cop this relentless could have nailed the kidnappers.

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tense drama
20 July 1999 | by (anaheim, ca) – See all my reviews

In Pollans only real leading role, she shines as the title biathelete whos kidnapped by father and son mountainmen. Held in the freezing cold for over a day, shes eventually left alone when the crazies get scared off by rescuers. After a grueling search, shes finally found and tries to rebound before heading back to the compete for the US. Theres a lot of great work here by a ton of veteran actors behind Pollan, such as Walsh, Baker, and Ronny Cox. And, man, does Sylvester Levay supply some extremely creepy music for this. You wouldnt expect something so chilling for a made for tv pic, but you get it here. His score, coupled with Pollans identification of the two guys at the police station, gripped me like crazy. Very compelling drama at work here.


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