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Moment of Truth: Stalking Back (1993)

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
LuAnne Ponce ...
Laurisa Anello (as Luanne Ponce)
Tom Kurlander ...
Curt Harper
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 <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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Release Date:

18 October 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Col terrore negli occhi  »

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The band that Laurissa is seen marching with, along with the uniforms they are in all belong to Trevor G. Browne High School in Phoenix, Arizona. See more »


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A Very Determined Mother
25 January 2011 | by See all my reviews

There was a period of time when I taped a lot of movies from Lifetime, and Stalking Back was one of them. Hard to believe it is based on fact because, as other reviewers noted, a mentally unbalanced 20-something young man was getting away with stalking an entire family because of an obsession he developed on their 14-year-old daughter. It did not matter what he did, all he got was another chance from the courts. Never mind the girl, Laurisa, was coming apart at the seams from the terror she was feeling, and the increasingly vicious behaviors Curtis Harper was exhibiting. Letters, phone calls, sick gifts, and spying on her were not against the law at the time. This is where a mother has to become Super Woman and fight legislature to pass laws to put a stop to hunting humans for one's personal pleasure. It took a final scene witnessed by police to bring the man's house down at last and show him for what he was, one sick, twisted psychopath.

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