Moment of Truth: Stalking Back (1993)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Crime  |  18 October 1993 (USA)
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A teen girl is stalked and harassed by a perverted man ten years older than she is, but despite help from her family, there's little the police can do to get rid of him.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shanna Reed ...
Linda Anello
Nelson Anello
Laurisa Anello (as Luanne Ponce)
Tom Kurlander ...
Curt Harper
Cassie Yates ...
Sandi Boyer
Detective Gus Polinas
Rick Boyer
Rep. Grayson
D.A. White
Jeremy Russell ...
Brian Anello
Diana Lamb ...
Rep. Carol Hanson
Jill Boyer
Heather McNair ...
Pat Denning


Based on a true story on Linda Anello's fight to outlaw stalking in Florida. Laurisa Anello is a happy intelligent 14 year old teenager. She has taken the eye of Curtis Harper, a twenty-something man with an emotional imbalance who umpires softball games, and is a volunteer fireman. He continuously hounds her, and the Anello's find that the authorities can't do anything about it. So they issue a restraining order, which he does not abide by. In the next couple of years, he continues to stalk Laurisa and it makes her scared to go away to college. It also causes her to lose friendships. Laurisa'a mother, Linda, attempts to get the Florida supreme court to outlaw stalking. Can she finally stop the madness before it is to late? Written by Pat McCurry <>

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18 October 1993 (USA)  »

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Des annĂ©es d'enfer  »

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Based on a true story of fourteen-year-old Laurisa Anello being stalked by her Little League Umpire, Bruce Raines. See more »


References Jaws (1975) See more »

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very realistic

This movie accurately portrays the terror that a stalker can do to a family. Not, oh so weepy or the least bit sleazy it focuses on a neighborhood nice guy who targets a local teenager. The family is further frustrated when after he terrorizes the daughter many times, the cops and the courts cannot help then due to insufficient stalking laws. Far above the normal television movie fare.

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