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Cast overview, first billed only:
Zanna Young
Lisanne Falk ...
Joan Reducci
Carrie Mitchum ...
Sunnie Haines
Mrs. Stillman
Dep. Ryan
Beau Starr ...
Det. Barton
Prof. Harris
Auto Inspector
Andrew Zeller ...
Robert Ackerman ...
Laura Bastianelli ...
A.J. Freeman ...


Three young students go into a holiday which rapidly turns into horror as they hit-and-run a lonely hitchhiker in desert. They decide to keep the accident a secret, but as more and more evidence begins to turn up, they face the contradiction between morals and friendship. Written by Winnowill <>

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26 August 1991 (USA)  »

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A Death in Palm Springs  »

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Great movie, have been searching this title for years
1 May 2004 | by (Fort Myers, Florida) – See all my reviews

I'm writing for my husband. For as long as we've been together, 7 years, I've heard the plot from this movie and at least once a year I've searched for it. Despite being a TV movie the plot and twists were riveting. Carrie Mitchum gave a memorable performance, but Lisanne Falk's choice in handling her conscience was a sticking point in the telling of this story. How each character is forced to deal with the situation in her own way and in her chosen career path was a unique storyline that I've personally not seen before or since this movie. Renee Estevez (Martin Sheen's daughter) gives an outstanding performance, great lead in for her role on West Wing. Hope all who watch enjoy. We're looking forward to purchasing it on DVD.

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