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
John Sacksteder <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Did You Know?
As producer of the film, Barbra Streisand
found herself on the receiving end of Charlton Heston
's anger. Heston was president of the National Rifle Association at the time and took issue with the film's liberal stance on gun control, calling Streisand the "Hanoi Jane of the Second Amendment". Streisand's riposte was that she all for the use of guns for hunting but "you don't need a AK-47 to kill game and you don't need an Uzi to defend yourself". See more
On Election Day, a television reporter announces there is less than an hour before the polls close. She is seen in total daylight when in fact at that time of year it already would have been dark shortly after 8:00pm. See more