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A Kidnapping in the Family (1996)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  26 February 1996 (USA)
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A child's references to satanic rituals initiate a custody battle between his divorced mother and his grandmother in this fact-based story.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Landers Taylor
DeDe Cooper
Jack Taylor
Robert Bishop ...
Kyle Landers
Josie Cooper
Chris Landers
Alisa Wesley
Florence Cooper
Dan Calder
Curtis Harrison
George Stone
Hrothgar Mathews ...
FBI Agent Sowell
Dave Cameron ...
FBI Agent Harris
Merrilyn Gann ...
Jean McAvoy


A child's references to satanic rituals initiate a custody battle between his divorced mother and his grandmother in this fact-based story.

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Total zero (a shame this system provides for minimum of 1*)
2 September 2008 | by (Tulsa OK) – See all my reviews

Seeing this film was purely by chance. I was working at home on the computer, and someone was watching it in the next room. I had taken a break for lunch a bit after it had started.

Some movies are mediocre, but you watch sometimes if you haven't anything better to do, or are just vegging-out for a couple of hours. Some are "so bad that they're good," and provide amusement instead of the type of appreciation which the maker may have intended.

Then there are those like this one, which occur not too frequently, but with regularity among this channel and genre.

Even while delivering a topic and subject matter which could be treated to evoke some feeling and meaning for viewers - this production, its characters, and perhaps most of all, the performances - present absolutely nothing of value.

There wasn't a single performance or character which was the least bit sympathetic, and all were vacuous and completely uninteresting in their own ways. Their performances were wooden, and I found it impossible to care about or like the characters meant to be liked and sympathetic; it was equally impossible to be interested sufficiently in the negative characters, or to dislike or care one iota about them either.

Grandmother/mother/father/sister/good guy-new husband - all were big zeroes in terms of what one hopes to find (even minimally) in a story.

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