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A woman is delighted to have given birth to a baby girl but her life is turned into a nightmare when she goes missing. The police mount a frantic search but to the woman's horror she finds out that it's herself who is the main suspect. Written by Scott Dawson <sdawson@easynet.co.uk>

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This is the true story of the kidnapping of Rachael Ann White who was taken from her grandmother's home on February 19, 1988 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The kidnapper was 38-year old Maritza Rentz. Rentz had an abortion in October 1987 for medical reasons. She stated at her trail that she was trying to save her third marriage to Air Force Captain, Paul Rentz, and was hoping the baby would help. She expressed remorse and stated she had not gone to the Abbott home to kidnap the baby, but that when she arrived she felt that God wanted her to take the child. She gained entry into the home by posing as baby sitter. Friends stated that Rentz was obviously pregnant before October 1987 but after a time did not appear to be pregnant anymore. Friends also noticed when they saw the baby, who Rentz called Aurora Helen, she was much older than four days. Knowing there had been a kidnapping the same day as Rentz supposedly went into labor, friends contacted the Air Force police. Baby Rachael was returned to her mother, Cora Abbott, four days later. See more »

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When Cal marks the due date of the baby on the 20th and 21st, a February calendar is shown with 28 days. The real kidnapping happened on February 19, 1988. February 1st was on a Monday in 1988 and it was a leap year with the 29th also on a Monday. So, this calendar is not correct for 1988, however, it is also not correct for 1992, the year this movie was released. See more »

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Veronica Hamel again excels...
13 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While the theme is something we have seen before on LMN, the story is based on truth , and Nancy McKeon is believable as the victimized mother whose child is stolen by a woman posing as a nanny.

Michael Madsen portrays a military man, tired of his marriage to Veronica Hamel, and tells her he wants out. As an older woman, she panics, her perfect life disrupted, so she decides that a baby will save the marriage. She has problems becoming pregnant, so concocts a scheme: she pretends to be pregnant, wears maternity clothes and pillows to make her husband believe she is indeed pregnant. As he is a man rigid to his obligations, this one fact keeps him in the marriage. He crassly tells her, "My C.O. will not approve if I divorce you know, a pregnant woman".

Nine months pass and, as her husband is blissfully uninterested, Hamel gets away with the initial scheme. Then her husband asks...are't you about due, wherein she again panics, and tries to adopt. When that doesn't work, she advertises for employment as a nanny. As she is well- spoken and educated, she is hired by Nancy McKeon's mother, who believes her to be trustworthy. In the instant she allows Hamel to hold the child, the child is abducted.

McKeon portrays a low-income single mother, and there is a cameo with David Duchovny as the sometime father of the child. The media initially blamed the parents, as in most cases they are immediate suspects. McKeon rises to the occasion, and uses the media to publicize her child's abduction.

The fact that this is a true story serves as a cautionary tale to any new parents, and Veronica Hamel excels here as a desperate and borderline personality who will do anything to save her faltering marriage. 8/10.


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