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Abduction of Innocence (1996)

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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Clare Steves
Helen Steves
Eddie Spencer
Dean Paraskevopoulos ...
Buckle (as Dean Paras)
Robert Steves
John Loomis
Sheriff Evans
D.A. Davis
Laura Rhoads
Nuno Antunes ...
Peter Dalton
Gaetana Korbin ...
Judge Block


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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Release Date:

7 October 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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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Pleased with the ending
20 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I found Abduction of Innocence enjoyable in that it had rough spots but a happy ending. Clare Steves wanted to do more than study, but her parents, Robert and Helen Steves, tried to push her into all-work-and-no-play to get her into a prestigious college. Clare rebelled, and went out with Eddie Spencer and Leonard Buckle, who seized her at gunpoint and confined her, leaving her in fear of being raped. Her father paid the ransom money but found that Spencer and Buckle had BROKEN their promise to release her unharmed, finding her unconscious. Her parents assured her, in the hospital, that everything would be all right. However, Clare found herself arrested for aiding and abetting her own kidnapping! Did her abductors file trumped-up charges? At her trial before Judge Curt Block, she testified that she was made to fear being raped by Spencer and Buckle, hence her going along. Spencer was called to the stand; when asked about Clare's testimony, he bellowed GO TO HELL! Judge Block dismissed him. Then Clare's lawyer pleaded that charges be withdrawn as there was no evidence that she did aid and abet her kidnapping; the prosecutor concurred, and Judge Block approved, so Clare was free. Her father apologized (after recovering ransom money), and promised to let her lead more balanced life. Concluding comments mentioned her abductors' receiving lengthy prison sentences, no doubt aggravated by their misconduct during Clare's trial. So, this moment of truth movie had w

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