On December 7, 1993, a gunman opened fire in a crowded commuter train on Long Island. This fact-based story focuses on the events that swell around Carolyn McCarthy, a woman whose husband is killed and her 26 year old son is severely wounded in the massacre. The result is she is forced out of her comfortable suburban existence and she becomes an out-spoken crusader against assault weapons. The film shifts from her perspective to the mind of the killer and finally to the media frenzy that surrounds both. Written by
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Did You Know?
Carolyn McCarthy has a cameo during the sentencing scene of Colin Ferguson. She is seen right before the actor portraying Kevin McCarthy addresses Mr. Ferguson. See more
The 1996 Congressional election in which she ran against Dan Frisa was never considered to be a close one, like the movie suggests. All the polls had McCarthy up by a substantial margin and it was clear in October that she would win. She won 58% to Frisa's 40%. See more