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Writer (WGA):
John Robert Bensink (written by)
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19 August 1998 (USA) See more »
Real-life mother and daughter Cheryl and Jordan Ladd star in this cautionary tale of cyberspace, kidnapping and the dangers of chat rooms. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Cheryl Ladd ... Connie Hoagland

Jordan Ladd ... Martha Hoagland
Robert Wisden ... Jeff Hoagland

Tom Butler ... Agent Weatherby

Blu Mankuma ... Detective Maris

Vincent Gale ... Drew Pederson

Ted McGinley ... Scanman

Chiara Zanni ... Sherry

Brendan Fehr ... Alan

Don Thompson ... Martin Penny 'Skokie'
Andrew McIlroy ... Carl
P. Lynn Johnson ... Michelle Hinton
Rob Morton ... Interviewee

Tasha Simms ... Detective Borromeo
Colleen Winton ... Mrs. Krouse

Hiro Kanagawa ... Computer Agent

David Lewis ... Bruce
Claire Riley ... Pittsburgh FBI Agent
Oscar Goncalves ... Uniformed Cop

Laurie Murdoch ... Walter Linden

Gina Chiarelli ... Travel Manager

Brent Fidler ... PCExpress Manager
Nancy J. Lilley ... Dispatcher
J.B. Bivens ... Dalton
Kristina Matisic ... Reporter

June B. Wilde ... Mrs. Penny
Paul Allen ... SWAT Cop

Mark Holden ... Baltimore Cop
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Finn Michael ... Forensic (uncredited)

Treat Williams ... Mitch Carson (uncredited)
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Directed by
Bill L. Norton 
Writing credits
John Robert Bensink (written by)

Produced by
Jean Abounader .... executive producer
Joe Goodman .... co-producer
John L. Roman .... producer
Original Music by
Joseph Conlan 
Cinematography by
David Geddes (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Hibah Frisina 
Casting by
Abra Edelman 
Elisa Goodman 
Production Design by
Phil Schmidt 
Art Direction by
James Cordeiro 
Set Decoration by
Peter Hinton 
Costume Design by
Tracey Boulton  (as Tracey Bolton)
Makeup Department
Jullin Hadden .... first assistant hairdresser
Monica Huppert .... assistant makeup artist
Connie Parker .... makeup artist
Sanna Seppanen .... hair stylist
Production Management
George A. Grieve .... production manager
Matthew Vogel .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Morgan Beggs .... first assistant director
Karen Margolese .... third assistant director
Lori K. Peterson .... trainee assistant director (as Lori Peterson)
Cindy Smith .... second assistant director
Art Department
Linda Ablack .... set dresser
Jym Campbell .... lead dresser (as Jim Campbell)
James Cordeiro .... assistant art director
Jurgen Gottschlag .... head painter
James Hazell .... set dresser
Dale Husuliak .... construction foreman
Jason B. Landels .... assistant property master (as Jason Landels)
Neil McLeod .... property master
Anne Power .... assistant set decorator
Sound Department
Sam Black .... sound re-recording mixer
Thomas J. Huth .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael McGee .... production sound mixer
Charles O'Shea .... boom operator
Burton Weinstein .... supervising sound editor (as Burton M. Weinstein)
David M. Weishaar .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Andrew Chamberlayne .... special effects coordinator (as Andy Chamberlayne)
James Bamford .... stunt double: Ted McGinley
James Bamford .... stunts
Barb Bartos .... stunts (as Barbara Bartos)
Marny Eng .... stunts
Danny Virtue .... stunt coordinator
Danny Virtue .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Fred Boyd .... gaffer
Garry Brook .... best boy grip
Brendan Chalmers .... camera trainee
Scott Gray .... grip
Dave Hamm .... electrician
Steve Holland .... generator operator
Elizabeth House .... second assistant camera
Wayne MacConnell .... camera operator
Ron MacLeay .... key grip
Chuck Reid .... best boy electric
Patrick Stepien .... first assistant camera
Jeff Trebenski .... electrician
Dave Windsor .... grip
Alan Zenuk .... still photographer
Casting Department
Stephanie Boeke .... extras casting
Lynne Carrow .... additional casting
Lana Carson .... casting assistant: Canada
Sandy Holt .... adr voice casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Margaret Lovenuik .... assistant costume designer
Jana MacDonald .... truck costumer
Debi Weldon .... costume set supervisor
Editorial Department
Bob Fredrickson .... color timer
Mark Perzely .... assistant editor
Music Department
Bruce Barris .... scoring mixer
Suzanne Marie Eller .... music editor (as Suzanne Eller)
Transportation Department
Barry Chapman .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Bonnie Hay .... stand-in: Cheryl Ladd
Danny Ho .... computer effects coordinator
Danny Ho .... computer playback
Helen MaComb .... production coordinator
Colin L. McCarthy .... assistant location manager (as Colin McCarthy)
Elizabeth Mueller .... production accountant
Don Munro .... second assistant production coordinator
Dean Stoker .... location manager
Kimi Webber .... script supervisor

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Rated PG-13 for violence and sex-related thematic material
91 min
Sound Mix:
Iceland:16 | Norway:15 (TV rating) | UK:12 | USA:PG-13


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13 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
One of the worst made for TV movies I've ever seen!, 19 July 2003
Author: ArtistGrl

God this was just horrible! everything about it... the acting, the script, the characters... I just couldn't decide what was more laughable, the unbelievably dumb 16 year old, (yes some teens are innocent and gullible, but not to that level!!), the internet-geek who "never goes out of his house" and voluntarily gives a hell of a laptop to some woman he never met before, or the mom who didn't know anything about computers, but learned 'it all' in a couple of, umm, minutes? Not to mention Ted McGinley AKA Jefferson Darcy as the big bad scary hacker guy...

Other than that you just gotta love movies about comps and "the net" made by people who know absolutely nothing about it (except for various textbook quotes)... There were so many holes and misinformation in this movie I couldn't even begin writing about it...

But in any case, to all worried computer-illiterate parents: unless your teenage daughter suffers from major brain damage, you don't have anything to worry about... but if she does, disconnect the internet and let her watch TV instead... cheers :)

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