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Gone in the Night (1996)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  25 February 1996 (USA)
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A husband and wife find themselves accused of the murder of their own daughter.

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Jaclyn Dowaliby disappears in the middle of the night and is later found murdered. Her parents, David and Cindi Dowaliby are arrested for the murder but are subsequently released due to insufficient evidence. This movie explores the gross misconduct by law enforcement personnel and another investigation conducted by a professor and journalist who found a viable suspect. The case remains unsolved. Written by mahajanssen

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Cindi Dowaliby: Don't tell us what we can't do, Andy. Tell us what we can.
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4 hours of an average young family facing an unspeakable ordeal
17 September 2000 | by See all my reviews



What if a young husband and wife with two small children (and another child on the way) have their home broken into one night and have their daughter kidnapped and killed? And what if the police, detectives, doctors and district attorneys all act in an unskilled and/or unethical way and submit the husband, wife and even the surviving child to horror after horror? What if the very expensive lawyers the innocent family hire to save themselves are too inept and uncaring to help the family escape their nightmare?

Based upon a true story, GONE IN THE NIGHT is set in Chicago. The acting is fine, although the actor playing the husband seems to have a New York accent more than a Chicago accent.

Watching this TV movie back-to-back with another Chicago based movie, THE FUGITIVE, will take away all faith the viewer might have in the criminal justice system.

Without giving anything away, at the end of this movie drama turns to real life. The impact of this kind of ending is completely effective. Watch the whole story, and then hold on.

A very good effort for a made for TV film.


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