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Writer (WGA):
Deborah Serra (written by)
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Release Date:
10 September 2001 (USA) See more »
A family torn apart by a system out of control See more »
A pedophilia witch-hunt is started in Bakersfield by two teenage girls' foppish child abuse claims. Blindly ambitious justice officials... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Virginia Madsen ... Brenda Kniffen

Jeffrey Nordling ... Scott Kniffen

Graham Beckel ... Denver Dunn

Robert Joy ... Sam Bennis

Barbara Tarbuck ... Marilyn Kniffen

Casey Biggs ... Michael Snedeker

John Billingsley ... Andrew Gindes

Adrian Sparks ... Dick Kniffen

Scott Paulin ... Kevin Conway

Maree Cheatham ... Corene Oliver

Ryan Wilson ... Brian Kniffen (Age 6)

Cody Dorkin ... Brandon Kniffen (Age 9)

Dan Byrd ... Brian Kniffen (Age 9-12)

Scott Bailey ... Brandon Kniffen (Age 15-21)

Gregory Smith ... Brian Kniffen (Age 16-18)

Deirdre O'Connell ... Landry

Diana Castle ... Vera Bradley
Kitty Swink ... Lisa Short

Tina Morasco ... Janet

Marc Vann ... Detective Felton

Spencer Garrett ... Alvin McCuan

Karina Logue ... Debbie McCuan

John Mahon ... Judge Ferguson

Jack Shearer ... Judge Steubbe

Amanda Carlin ... Mrs. Sayer

Daniel Nathan Spector ... Somers
Dean Fortunato ... Mr. Black
Nick Sero ... John Sayer
Antoinette Broderick ... Bess
Elsie Escobar ... Viva
David Allen Blackburn ... Dr. Woodling

Charlene Fernetz ... Reporter Terry

Morocco Omari ... Reporter Banks
Mieke ter Poorten ... Jury Foreman

Christopher Michael ... Courtroom Guard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Kevin Beard ... Bakersfield Police Officer (uncredited)

Armin Shimerman ... Prison Psychiatrist (uncredited)

Directed by
Arvin Brown 
Writing credits
Deborah Serra (written by)

Produced by
Laurette Hayden .... executive producer
Greg Klein .... executive producer
Tony Lipin .... associate producer
Salli Newman .... executive producer
Robert J. Wilson .... line producer
Original Music by
Patrick Williams 
Cinematography by
Lowell Peterson 
Film Editing by
Scott Vickrey 
Casting by
Abra Edelman 
Elisa Goodman 
Production Design by
Barbara Dunphy 
Set Decoration by
Robin Peyton 
Costume Design by
Denise Martinez 
Makeup Department
Brigitte Bugayong .... key makeup artist
Christina Criswell .... key makeup artist (as Christina Criswell Berretta)
RaMona Fleetwood .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Gideon Amir .... executive in charge of production
Wes Irwin .... post-production supervisor
Robert J. Wilson .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rick Kelly .... second assistant director
Jay Smith .... first assistant director
Art Department
Terry Haskell .... property master
Sound Department
Larry Benjamin .... sound re-recording mixer
Ross Davis .... sound re-recording mixer
Vince Gutierrez .... supervising sound editor
Douglas Tourtelot .... sound mixer
Dean St. John .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Joe Stone .... stunt coordinator
Carol Daniels .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Joe Gallo .... gaffer
Dennis Harper .... key grip
Illya Friedman .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Randy Shanofsky .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Meredith Morton .... casting assistant
Dana Olson .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Debra Millison .... set costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
A.G. Bealer .... associate editor
Don Salerno .... post-production coordinator
Music Department
Allan K. Rosen .... music editor
Transportation Department
Roger Still .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Fred Eldridge .... film-to-tape transfer
Shaun Gavin .... location manager
Todd M. Lachniet .... production coordinator (as Todd Lachniet)
Tony Lipin .... assistant: Mr. Brown
Rebecca Poulos .... script supervisor
Susan Slattery .... production accountant
J.J. Dalton .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Todd A. Fox .... technical advisor: military (uncredited)
Robert Warberg .... key assistant location manager (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Brenda Kniffen:There is no force or pressure or bribe or price that would ever make me say I did that to my children. I would rather die here alone than ever have them think I did such a thing.See more »


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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
This is one of the saddest movies ever, 5 November 2001
Author: Alicia

This is the kind of movie that will put you in a position where you are mad and heart broken at the same time.The real bad part about the movie is it's a true story and and that all of that really did happen!! When watching this movie, keep kleenex nearby.

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