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Abduction of Innocence (1996)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  7 October 1996 (USA)
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Teenager, Clare Steves, is kidnapped by an old boyfriend, Eddie Spencer, who demands $250,000. The ransom is paid and Clare is released, but when the kidnapers are caught, they claim that ... See full summary »

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Clare Steves
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Helen Steves
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Eddie Spencer
Dean Paraskevopoulos ...
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Robert Steves
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John Loomis
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Sheriff Evans
Kevin McNulty ...
D.A. Davis
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Laura Rhoads
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Nuno Antunes ...
Peter Dalton
Gaetana Korbin ...
Sarah
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Judge Block
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Teenager, Clare Steves, is kidnapped by an old boyfriend, Eddie Spencer, who demands $250,000. The ransom is paid and Clare is released, but when the kidnapers are caught, they claim that the whole scheme was Clare's idea as a way to punish her father. She denies it and is put on trial. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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Moment of Truth: Abduction of Innocence  »

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Helen Steves: [the morning after Robert orders Clare to drop out of the school play; he is now going back to Seattle] I wish you didn't have to leave so soon.
[She kisses him]
Helen Steves: Have a safe trip.
Robert Steves: All right. I'll call you later.
[Clare emerges from the house and runs after him]
Clare Steves: Dad!... I'm sorry about last night.
Robert Steves: Well, just make sure it never happens again, okay?
Helen Steves: Bob, you *could* be more gracious.
Robert Steves: That's what she could've been, too.
Clare Steves: You're right, as always - I quit the play, told the director exactly what you told...
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Beautifully Acted Film for TV
25 June 2002 | by (Forest Hills, NY) – See all my reviews

I don't know if this made-for-TV film is based on a true story, but it was very interesting...a typical kidnapping tale with an unusual twist. Clare Steves is the daughter of the richest man in town, in fact, everything in the town is named after him. She is a typical high school girl who wants to go to parties and act in the school play. But her father wants her to only study so she can get into the most prestigious school. When she lands the lead in the school play, he is against it and upset that this project will take time away from her studies. He is not a bad father, but his strickness causes a rift between them, and the mother is uncomfortably between them. She gets kidnapped and tortured by brutal classmates who want her father's money....when they are caught and she is released, they admit to their deed, but claim that she was in on it to get a share of Daddy's money..in fact, they claim that it was indeed HER idea to get revenge on him ! So SHE IS ON TRIAL FOR HER OWN KIDNAPPING !! Both parents are supportive, although Dad has some doubts.

I watched this primarily because I am a big Fan of Dirk Benedict, who plays the father....this is a new type of role for him, and he looks fabulous! I didn't like Lucie Arnaz as his wife, though, she doesn't seem like his type. And Katie Wright's performance, as the daughter, was very poignant.


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