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Witch Hunt (1999)

TV Movie  |  Unrated  |   |  Drama, Crime  |  2 May 1999 (Australia)
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In the Australian state of Victoria, young Hannah disappears. The police investigates, digging into the family's nasty past. The mother, Linda Thomas, was completely dominated by the ... See full summary »

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Barbara Thomas
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Craig Thomas
Grant Piro ...
Conlon
Nikki Risteski ...
Hannah 8 Yrs
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Hannah 4 Yrs
Shania Finnigan ...
Hannah Toddler
Rhen Sandner ...
Hannah Baby
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Libby Gleeson
Louis Dingemans ...
Peter Laroy
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In the Australian state of Victoria, young Hannah disappears. The police investigates, digging into the family's nasty past. The mother, Linda Thomas, was completely dominated by the maternal grandmother Barbara Thomas, an occult author, who turned her and her brothers Craig and Ray, who she told Hannah was abused, against the father, David Overton, and after Linda's breakdown and fatal heart-failure tried to get custody instead of him. It gives him nightmares that the police seems unwilling to believe him over the manipulative witch, until they find... Written by KGF Vissers

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Witch is Witch?
18 December 2003 | by (Brooklyn NY USA) – See all my reviews

****Spoiler Alert**** Much better movie then you would expect from a made for TV film about a little girl missing in the Australian countryside and the search for her amid accusations between her grandparents and father on who's responsible for her disappearance.

Hannah Overton, Niki Risteski, disappeared just as her father was coming to take her home from her grandparents with whom she was staying over the weekend. David Overton, Cameron Daddo, was divorced from his wife Linda, Alexandra Schepisi, for some eight years but it wasn't until she died four years ago that he got custody of his daughter Hannah. This to the strong objections of his wife's parents Barbara and Ray Thomas, Jackie Bisset and William Gluth, in that David was a threat to her.

The police felt the same way at first and grilled David at the local police station about his whereabouts at the time of Hannah's disappearance. David tells the police that it's Hannah's grandparents that they should question since he was the one who had custody of his daughter and they didn't so why should he be a suspect? David also tells the police that Hannah's grandmother Barbara is a practitioner of the black arts in general and witchcraft in particular and wants to turn her granddaughter into a witch like herself.

Unbelievable at first the police go to the Thomas home and when they ask Babara if she can explain David's accusations about her she becomes very defensive and seems to be hiding something from them. The police also interview people who know David and they tell them that he's very violent and has a habit of getting drunk and picking fights with anyone who would as much as look cross-eyed at him. They also tell the police that the death of David's wife Linda was also not what people think that it was and hint that he may have had something to do with it, Linda tried to commit suicide when she was still married to David, thus the grandparents fear and resentment of him.

The police uncover a number of facts that hint that something is not right between the two parties who are accusing each other of little Hannah's disappearance and think that something is what they both are trying to hide. Good solid movie about a subject that you would rather not talk about with strangers in fear that they may think that your a little bit off the reservation when it comes to your mental faculties but the subject is all to real to ignore.

Based on a true story about the dark side of nature with an ending that doesn't really end the movie and has you saying to yourself: Can it all be real or is it just my imagination?


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