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The Accident: A Moment of Truth Movie (1997)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  15 September 1997 (USA)
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Lizzie and Janie are best friends, bonded like sisters, who share many things in common: crushes, gossip, and a taste for liquor. Although they manage to sneak alcohol at home and in ... See full summary »

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Val Williams
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Ray Williams
Teddi Siddall ...
Nancy Palmer
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Mrs. Novak
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Kate Jenkins
Marisa Rudiak ...
Janie Palmer
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Lizzie
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Meg Williams
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Ben
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English Teacher
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Dr. Larson
Lindsay Bourne ...
Principal Kelly
Deryl Hayes ...
Detective Pogue
Ingrid Torrance ...
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Lizzie and Janie are best friends, bonded like sisters, who share many things in common: crushes, gossip, and a taste for liquor. Although they manage to sneak alcohol at home and in waterbottles at school, they never get caught. One night, while at a pre-graduation party, Lizzie, Janie, and their friend Kate get completely drunk, and Lizzie decides to drive Janie home. While blasting the music in the car, with rain pounding on the windshield, Lizzie crashes the car. She escapes with a concussion, but Janie isn't so lucky - she dies in the twisted metal. What happens is a depiction of the aftermath of tragedy, and the recovery process of an alcoholic. Gruesome dramatization of a horrific car accident, and depiction of a DWI trial. Written by Allison L. Venezio <YankeeSNL01@aol.com>

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An Innocent Heart  »

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Val Williams: You could have been arrested and gone to jail for five years!
Lizzie Williams: Then why don't you call the police and put us all out of our misery?
Val Williams: If you ever drink and drive again, I will.
Lizzie Williams: Good!
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Time for a collection of 'Moment of Truth' DVDs
23 September 2005 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

'Playing to Win', 'Champion's Fight (a/k/a 'Shattered Hearts'), and 'The Accident' -- all gripping movies under the popular 'Moment of Truth' franchise. (Oh, let us not forget 'Secret Between Friends'). If ever there is a collection of movies that belongs on DVD, the 'Moment of Truth' franchise is the one.

'The Accident' deals with the dynamics of drinking and driving in a tactful and educational way and should send a strong message to adults AND children (future adolescents) -- DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE, and if you believe you have a drinking problem, or if anyone you know has a drinking problem, GET SOME HELP! For your sake and the sake of those around you.


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