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M.A.D.D.: Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (1983)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 14 March 1983
Cindy Lightner relentlessly tries to spearhead the drive for the national anti-drunk driver legislation after her own daughter becomes the victim of a hit-and-run by a drunk driver.

Director:

William A. Graham
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mariette Hartley ... Candy Lightner
Paula Prentiss ... Lynne Wiley
Shelby Balik Shelby Balik ... Cari / Serena Lightner
Robert Carnegie ... Doug Hamilton
Nicolas Coster ... Maurice Carver
Lee de Broux ... Officer Chesrow
Alan Fudge ... Porter
James Gammon ... Willard Kohler
Elizabeth Huddle Nyberg Elizabeth Huddle Nyberg ... Jean Moorhead (as Elizabeth Huddle)
David Huddleston ... Steve Blankenship
Tammy Lauren ... Chandler Doherty
William Lucking ... Officer McKnight (as Bill Lucking)
Cliff Potts Cliff Potts ... Steve Lightner
Bert Remsen ... Dick Dodridge
Andy Romano ... Harry Doherty
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Cindy Lightner relentlessly tries to spearhead the drive for the national anti-drunk driver legislation after her own daughter becomes the victim of a hit-and-run by a drunk driver.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Initiative See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The character name "Willard Kohler" is a pseudonym for the actual name of the driver: Clarence William Busch. See more »

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14 July 2005 | by jasonpaulcollumSee all my reviews

I saw this TV movie when I was very young and it left a lasting impression on me. I remember the moment when a young girl is struck by a drunk driver as extremely graphic. In re-watching it recently, it's proof the mind is capable of creating its own scenarios. While it's not nearly as gory as I recall, it indeed still remains powerful, especially when the girl's mother (Mariette Hartley) learns of her daughters death. A convincing portrait of the pain a family endures following the violent death of a loved one. A film which should still be viewed by children and soon-to-be drivers of the horrible consequences which could result from such a careless act.


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