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The Accident: A Moment of Truth Movie (1997)

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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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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15 September 1997 (USA)  »

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An Innocent Heart  »

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Lizzie Williams: How many different ways do I have to tell you to leave me alone?
Kate Jenkins: Just give me your car keys. I mean you shouldn't have driven here in the first place. You can go to jail for that.
Lizzie Williams: Why don't you turn me in? You're good at that!
Kate Jenkins: Give me your keys. I am not gonna let another friend die.
Lizzie Williams: I am not your friend. Remember?
Kate Jenkins: I don't care! You have to give me your keys.
Lizzie Williams: I just want away from you!
Kate Jenkins: [grabbing Lizzie by the arm] Lizzie!
Lizzie Williams: LET GO!
[Lizzie pushes Kate to the ground]
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Despite its derivative moments, this movie has taught me much
9 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This TV movie focuses on three girls named Lizzie, Janie, and Kate from high school who share a lot of things in common: crushes, gossips, and drinking alcohol at a party. One night, on the way home, while turning the music up loud, Lizzie and Janie get completely drunk and accidentally crashes the car. Lizzie survives but unfortunately, Janie dies.

At first, Lizzie starts to feel guilty about the tragic accident and must learn to stop drinking alcoholic drinks and just keep moving forward.

I've watched it in Health Class last week in high school until today, we finished watching it.

There happens to be a lot of negative things about this movie. The storyline suffered from too many dramatic moments and a lot of emotional moments, but to be fair, it did taught us the important lesson about not to drink alcohol and somethings the acting and cinematography turned out to be very interesting.

The Accident: A Moment of Truth is an interesting TV movie with an educational premise and a good atmosphere despite its derivative moments.

3/5


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