A teenage girl becomes entangled in a volatile relationship with a pair of high-school lovers.

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Hazel Show
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Laurie Show
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Michelle Lambert
Rel Hunt ...
Butch Yunkin
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Samantha Gardner
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Tabitha
Richard Fitzpatrick ...
Uncle Jake
Sandra Caldwell ...
Mary Rudolph
Don Dickinson ...
Pete Webster
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Christine
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Jennifer
Courtney Hawkrigg ...
Paula
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Danny
Michael Facciolo ...
Kenny
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Popular Michelle meets shy Laurie. Laurie becomes popular herself as a result of her friendship with Michelle. One night, Michelles boyfriend Butch rapes Laurie in a barn. Michelle finds them and wages a campaign against Laurie, starting with phone calls and forwarding to violence with tragic results as Laurie lives in fear that Michelle will kill her. Written by Anonymous

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This film is based on the real life murder of Laurie Show, who died in 1991. See more »

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Michelle: I'm not afraid to kill everyone one of you.
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Seen this movie one too many times.
18 December 2000 | by (Marietta, GA, USA) – See all my reviews

The problem with this TV-movie, to paraphrase Dr. Johnson, is not that it is done so badly, but that it is done at all. Years ago a movie about the type of crime depicted here might have been unique and intriguing. Sadly for both society at large and the TV viewing public, it's all too commonplace now. There have been at least a dozen movies on this same subject. This film may be worse than some and better than others, but it does nothing to distinguish itself from the pack. After seeing so many similar flicks, some stock characters emerge. Of these, the terrorized victim and her mother aren't drawn too badly, but the closet psycho-homecoming queen is not as compelling as that character should be, in this viewer's opinion. And her oafish boyfriend is so shallow that he's a major irritation every time he's onscreen.

There are no laughable performances here, and the direction is at least competent, if not distinguished. Even Jennifer Salt's script is not a bad one, but she fails to convince us why we should want to watch these unpleasant characters. If you think you've seen one too many stalker movies, this certainly isn't the one that's going to change your mind.


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