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Every Mother's Worst Fear (1998)

PG-13 | | Thriller | TV Movie 19 August 1998
Martha Hoagland is suffering through her parents' divorce. Feeling lonely, she turns to an online chat room. Martha believes she is chatting with a young man who cares for her, when in reality she is chatting with an Internet predator.

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(as Bill L. Norton)

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(as John Robert Bensink)
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Connie Hoagland
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Martha Hoagland
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Jeff Hoagland
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Agent Weatherby
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Detective Maris
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Drew Pederson
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Scanman
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Sherry
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Alan
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Martin Penny 'Skokie'
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Carl
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Detective Borromeo
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Mrs. Krouse
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Faced with her parents' recent divorce, her mother working long hours and her high school boyfriend dumping her, 16-year-old Martha looks for solace in the world of Internet chat rooms. Innocent chatting turns deadly as Martha attracts the attention of a pedophile and cyber-kidnapping ring. Martha's mother Connie suspects foul play and begins a frantic search for her daughter, enlisting the help of the police, the FBI and an expert hacker. Written by PetrinaC <cubit@aol.com>

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Her daughter went online...and vanished without a trace

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Rated PG-13 for violence and sex-related thematic material | See all certifications »

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Charlie's Angel's Angel
13 September 2007 | by See all my reviews

Not a lot of reason to watch this unless you are curious to see hotty Cheryl Ladd work with her daughter, hotty Jordan Ladd, or are interested in seeing if Ted McGinley can act against type as the brainy yet sick bad guy in this one. If anything, Cheryl showed me that sometime since "Charlie's Angels" she actually picked up a few things about acting and is pretty convincing, despite the weak script. The most unbelievable thing about this is that Jordan as Martha, would seek to find guys on the internet after her boyfriend breaks up with her. I mean, come on, take a look! She would not be lonely for long.

Interestingly the script is the last by John Robert Bensink, and deservedly so. The dialog and story just aren't very good. I checked his other credits and he seems to have been a bit of a one trick pony, doing this same theme in "Netnapped". Don't know that one, but this one definitely is a nap inducer.


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