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Writer (WGA):
Susan Nanus (written by)
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27 September 1993 (USA) See more »
An attorney, upon handling an incest case, learns that she was an incest victim by her father from the age of five months to five years... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Melissa Gilbert ... Shari Karney

Kate Nelligan ... Stephanie Chadford

Shirley Douglas ... Vivian Karney

Dick Latessa ... Jack Karney

Rosemary Dunsmore ... Rose Beckman
Stewart Bick ... Mark

Ellen Burstyn ... Joan Delvecchio

Kenneth Welsh ... Judge Norton

Patricia Kalember ... Linda Karney

Nigel Bennett
Geoffrey Bowes
Jed Dixon

Henriette Ivanans ... Kelly
Kirsten Kieferle ... Darlene Holland
Michael Rhoades ... Darrell Holland

George R. Robertson
Dwight Bacquie ... Attorney #2
Danica Banka ... 2-Yr. Old Shari

Addison Bell ... Assemblyman Axelrod
Sandra Caldwell ... Woman
J. Winston Carroll ... Judge #3

Corinne Conley ... Female Judge
Eve Crawford ... Dobbins' Secretary
Brianne Daigle ... Christie Holland
Brittany Daigle ... Christie Holland
Jennifer Dean ... Prostitute
Paul De La Rosa ... Reporter
Jane Dingle ... MacLaren Hall Guard

Martin Doyle ... Lester Caldwell
Reg Dreger ... Assemblyman Labinski
William Dunlop ... James Callahan
Tommy Earlls ... Assemblyman Macy
Ted Follows ... Airplane Man

Andrew Gillies ... Attorney #3
Barbara Gordon ... Talk Show Host
Wendy Hopkins ... Policewoman

Kevin Jubinville ... Reporter
Charles Kerr ... Assemblyman Hilliard
Karen King ... Clarissa Jordan
Peter Langley ... Assemblyman Thorpe
William Lynn ... Assemblyman Waterston
Ann-Marie MacDonald ... Diana Marsden

Louisa Martin ... Mary Ann Callahan
Joe Matheson ... Assemblyman Biondi
Elizabeth Rukavina ... Psychologist
Sandi Stahlbrand ... Reporter
Marc Strange ... Philip Fowler
Robert Thomas ... Bailiff
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ron Hartmann
Anna Louise Richardson ... Rachel Fowler (as Anna-Louise Richardson)

Directed by
Bill Corcoran 
Writing credits
Susan Nanus (written by)

Produced by
John Danylkiw .... producer
Michael Jaffe .... executive producer
Janet Faust Krusi .... executive producer
Daniel Sladek .... co-producer
Original Music by
Micky Erbe 
Maribeth Solomon 
Cinematography by
Frank Tidy 
Film Editing by
Gordon McClellan 
Casting by
Shana Landsburg 
Production Design by
David Davis  (as David M. Davis)
Set Decoration by
Jaro Dick 
Makeup Department
Beverly Carr .... assistant makeup artist
Donald Mowat .... makeup department head
Production Management
John Danylkiw .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rose Tedesco .... second assistant director
Sound Department
Elius Caruso .... re-recording mixer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Amy J. Roberts .... costumer (as Amy Jean Roberts)
Editorial Department
Ed Ham .... on-line editor
Other crew
Shelley A. Boylen .... production coordinator (as Shelley Boylen-Wakefield)
Lynn Josephson Delaney .... executive assistant to producer

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94 min
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6 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
slanted POV, 21 April 2003
Author: westpac

This movie takes the point of view that all recovered memories of sexual abuse are factual. In fact recovered memories, particularly ones recovered via hypnosis, are extremely prone to error and suggestion. And it is also a fact that therapists often encourage patients to remember sexual abuse even if the patient denies any abuse happened. This movie is more sexual abuse paranoia in the McMartin Day Care case vein and obviously slanted toward the opinion that sexual abuse is as common as blowing one's nose. No evidence that the main character was ever molested is ever offered except for some vague and unclear "memories" of her father. No corroboration of other family members is offered, but the fact that her sister did not agree with her is dismissed as denial on her part. It is possible that the story occurred in the way shown, but lack of correlating evidence or opposing POVs make the film a propaganda piece.

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