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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gayle Moffitt
Diana Moffitt
Sergeant Jack Powell
A.J. Treece (as Antonio Sabáto Jr.)
Joseph Burke ...
Harry Moffitt
Louis A. Lotorto ...
Paul Moffitt
Lisa Sigell ...
Michael Lucas ...
Jan Burrell ...
Susan Talgo
Andrea White ...
J.R. Knotts ...
Frank Nelson (as John 'JR' Knotts)
Vana O'Brien ...
Judge Turkell
Doris Gilmore


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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Release Date:

28 April 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Seule contre l'injustice  »

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1.33 : 1
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The murder of Diana Gail Moffitt's remains unsolved. See more »


Charlie: I really liked your daughter, Mrs. Moffitt. Not just as a dancer but as a person. I never liked A.J. and he knows why, to be honest I don't trust him. He told some of the girls here that if Diana ever talked back to him again he'd kill her - and I don't think he was joking.
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8 June 2002 | by (Surrey, England) – See all my reviews

Gayle Moffitt (Evans) has her world torn apart when her daughter Diana takes up with a manipulative and ruthless man who seduces her into a world of prostitution. Gayle fails to make her daughter see sense and then the police find Diana murdered. Totally frustrated by the lack of co-operation by the police Gayle decides to seek out the killer herself.

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