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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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The murder of Diana Gail Moffitt's remains unsolved. See more »

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Diana Moffitt: [complaining about being confronted by her mother] God! Can you believe it? This is the most embarrassing moment of my life. I just felt like this little girl again.
April: Oh, boy!
Diana Moffitt: [as she sees her mother enter the dressing room] April, this is my...
April: [as she leaves the dressing room] Chance to leave. Nice meeting you Mrs. Moffitt.
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Typically mediocre TV movie
14 May 2000 | by (North Bay, Ontario) – See all my reviews

This is just a typical TV movie...no more, no less. The acting is fine and the story is competent, but there's really nothing to like about this picture. It moves too quickly at the beginning (in order to set the story up, I guess), then it slows down and becomes like any other melodrama. It's also an awfully predictable movie, and therefore, it becomes fairly dull after a while. Although the movie really isn't that bad, there's simply no reason for anyone to sit through this.


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