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Moment of Truth: Why My Daughter? (1993)

After a young prostitute is murdered and left in a rubbish heap, her mother does everything to track down the killer.

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Gayle Moffitt
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Diana Moffitt
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Sergeant Jack Powell
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April
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A.J. Treece (as Antonio Sabáto Jr.)
Joseph Burke ...
Harry Moffitt
Louis A. Lotorto ...
Paul Moffitt
Lisa Sigell ...
Laurie
Michael Lucas ...
Brian
Jan Burrell ...
Susan Talgo
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Charlie
Andrea White ...
Randi
J.R. Knotts ...
Frank Nelson (as John 'JR' Knotts)
Vana O'Brien ...
Judge Turkell
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Doris Gilmore
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Drama, based on a true story, about a teenage girl, Diana, who inadvertently is sucked into the world of prostitution by her boyfriend-turned-pimp, A.J., whom starts abusing her and eventually murders her. In the aftermath of her death, her mother, Gayle, makes the crushing discovery of how the law views prostitutes (Diana's murder cause was listed as NHI, or "No Humans Involved"), plus the police is unable to charge A.J. with her murder due to a resulting lack of evidence. While working with police to land A.J. into prison on another related charge, Gayle meets another one of A.J. prostitutes, April, and begins learning things from her about A.J., plus helps her get out of the trade and back into her mother's arms. Written by lentzj1@tds.net

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28 April 1993 (USA)  »

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Seule contre l'injustice  »

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In real life, Diana's mother really did become enraged that her daughter's murder was being referred to an "NHI case" (no humans involved) by the police department. See more »

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Gayle Moffitt: [Last lines, after Gayle reunited April with her mother] Well, there you have it. I, at least, was able to save one family from my grief.
[Cut to a red light district of their city]
Gayle Moffitt: On some nights when I can't sleep, I'll go for a walk down to the red light district and watch the prostitutes there. Sometimes I'll see one that looks like Diana from the back, and part of me hopes that when she turns around, it'll be her again, but I know deep down that that will never happen.
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I liked this show when aired on TV and was familiar with case since went to school with the gal. Wish was on DVD but doesn't seem to have been released. Sad part about this is that after something like 30 years Portland hasn't changed with a serial child rapist as our ex Govenor and a mayor who the people refused to recall twice who groomed and had sex with a 17 boy in city hall bathroom. Portland has been listed and was show on Diane Sawyers program back in October 2010 as the number one city in the US for child sex slave trade and its not abating when you have the powers that be that enjoy it and the citizenry who love their illegals and drugs and "Keeping Portland Weird" to want child sex to change in this city. Sad commentary to a movie that tried to change that.


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