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Race Against Time: The Search for Sarah (1996)

TV Movie  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  19 March 1996 (USA)
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The true story of the disappearance of Sarah Porter. With no help from the police, Sarah's parents are forced to act on their own to find her. They must battle the bureaucracy of the police... See full summary »

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Natalie Porter
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John Porter
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Danielle
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Lydia
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Steve
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Sarah Porter
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Sandy
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Robb
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Eric
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Dr. Greenwood
Shari Shaw ...
Another Officer (as Shari Ballard)
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Ed (as Clement E. Blake)
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The true story of the disappearance of Sarah Porter. With no help from the police, Sarah's parents are forced to act on their own to find her. They must battle the bureaucracy of the police department while they are searching all over town for clues to Sarah's whereabouts. When the crucial clue is discovered, Shara's father confronts her kidnapper at gunpoint. Written by DANIEL

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Film does not live up to its premise.
31 December 2000 | by (San Antonio, TX) – See all my reviews

The premise was a good one: Parents desperately searching for a daughter that the Police refuse to acknowledge as missing. But this movie fails miserably in a lot of ways.

Patty Duke and Richard Crenna cannot be proud of what I can only term a very badly written script. One that they were forced to enact. There are so many unbelievable scenes, with badly written dialogue, that I sat here saying, 'I don't BELIEVE this!' numerous times.

And the Producers decided to enhance the seriousness of the plot, by making everything grey/beige: the sets; the furniture; the clothes; and, I swear, the makeup; and whoever decided to do Patty Duke's hair that way????

These are two of my very favorite actors, and even though, 'Art imitates life' in this case it HAS to be a very poor imitation of what went on. How many scenes must we be forced to endure with Patty wringing her hands, while Richard, the Police, other family members and friends show total indifference? C'mon, this girl was missing for way over 48 hours! SOMEONE must have believed she was in trouble, other than the Mother and the one daughter?

And the denouement was totally trite, and completely unbelievable....


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