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Justice for Annie: A Moment of Truth Movie (1996)

A woman discovers that the accidental death of her daughter was tied to an insurance scam in this fact-based movie.

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Cast

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Carol Mills
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Annie Mills Carman
Terry David Mulligan ...
George Preston
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Lydia Sawyer
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Laura Kane
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Mickey Holloway
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Ken Carman
Mike Sims ...
Gabriel Nickels (as Mike Simms)
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Detective McAdams
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Helen Preston
Aloka McLean ...
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Marianne
Richard Sali ...
Terry Powell
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Detective Larson
Hagan Beggs ...
Thomas Eberhardt
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A woman discovers that the accidental death of her daughter was tied to an insurance scam in this fact-based movie.

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The cops said accident. A mother says MURDER.

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15 January 1996 (USA)  »

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There are photos of Deana Wild and Joe McGinnis on the rocky cliffs at Big Sur. One of the photos seems to show McGinnis in the process of throwing Wild off the cliff. See more »

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The flashback of the incident at the start of the film is not the same as the scene of the incident when shown later in the film. In the flashback, Annie says: It is absolutely gorgeous. And it cleared up! In the later scene, Annie says: It is absolutely gorgeous, to which Helen (referring to the weather) says: Looks like it's clearing up. This device may have been used to conceal the identities of Mr. and Mrs. Preston until the later scene and yet they can still be clearly seen several times throughout the flashback. See more »

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[first lines]
Annie Mills Carman: [referring to the scenery and then the weather] It is absolutely gorgeous. And it cleared up!
[Annie continues to climb towards her own demise with Mr. and Mrs. Preston]
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References The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (1952) See more »

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Also made as "Death Benefit" in 1997
30 August 2000 | by (Washington DC) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed both this movie and the 1997 one. I'm guessing the 1997 one is more of a documentary since the names of the lawyer and the evil mother are the same as in the book. The 1997 is 4 hours long on TV and focuses on the quest of the lawyer to find the truth. Carrie Snodgress plays the evil mother in Death Benefit. She is portrayed as a serial killer who not only has killed young girls for insurance, but has burned 5 homes for insurance, and killed her husband. Her sons are both in prison for murder. In the 1997 version, the daughter is barely seen beyond photographs taken right before the murder. This movie begins by explaining the troubled relationship between the mother and her murdered daughter.


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