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Murder of Innocence (1993)

Newlywed Laurie Wade finds her marriage, and eventually the rest of her life, shattered by her deep-rooted psychotic behavior. She goes from brief "short-circuits" to overtly murderous ... See full summary »

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Laurie Wade
Stephen Caffrey ...
Matthew Wade
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Det. Frank Kendall
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Mort Webber
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Edna Webber
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Phil Andrew
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Linda Keaton
Steven Banks ...
John Walt
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Bonnie Stevens
John Scott Clough ...
Tim Keaton
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Lillian Foster
Nancy McLoughlin ...
Amy Moses
Trishalee Hardy ...
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Newlywed Laurie Wade finds her marriage, and eventually the rest of her life, shattered by her deep-rooted psychotic behavior. She goes from brief "short-circuits" to overtly murderous behavior. The film never tries to explain the cause of her mental collapse (except for a hint or two) but instead takes us into her frightening state of mind. Written by Jonathan A. Cullum

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30 November 1993 (USA)  »

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A Outra Face da Inocência  »

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This is the true story of Laurie Dann who went into an elementary school on May 20, 1988 in Winnetka, Illinois and shot and killed one boy and wounded two girls. She then entered a nearby home and took the family hostage. After shooting another man who lived in the home (who recovered and went on to become a lawyer and then an FBI agent) she took her own life in an upstairs bedroom. See more »

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scary true story i'll never forget
13 January 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I was about eight or nine years old when the real Laurie Dann went on her shooting rampage, about the same age as the children she murdered. The scary thing is, even after seeing this eerie film, I still don't know what it was that caused her to do the horrible things she did. Still the film is an excellent study of what happens when mental illness goes untreated.


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