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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
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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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Dr. Larson
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Principal Kelly
Deryl Hayes ...
Detective Pogue
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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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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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Good flick, but I have a few problems with it.
23 June 2003 | by (Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

Lizzie Williams is a high school senior and an honor student with a drinking problem. Now, I know parents automatically want to believe their children but these parents were so consumed with their own affairs that they didn't notice that their under-age daughter was constantly getting smashed??? It's not like she was doing a little drinking with friends...she was getting hammered...often. Also, if you discover that your child is addicted to alcohol, would you continue to keep it in your home? If you have any sense, the answer would be, "No!" On the other hand, the movie does a good job portraying the perils of under-age drinking (or any age of drunkenness for that matter) and the consequences that may follow.


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