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Desperate Rescue: The Cathy Mahone Story (1993)

Cathy Mahone was once married to an Arab and they had a daughter. They have since divorced and shared custody of their daughter. But one day while on one of her visits with her father, he ... See full summary »

Director:

Richard A. Colla (as Richard Colla)

Writers:

Neil C. Livingstone (article), David Halevy (article) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mariel Hemingway ... Cathy Mahone
Clancy Brown ... Dave Chattelier
Jeff Kober ... J.D. Roberts
James Russo ... Don Feeney
Lindsey Haun ... Lauren Mahone
Andrew Masset ... Ali
Graham Beckel
Laura Innes
Maria O'Brien
Shaun Toub
Carol Ann Francis Carol Ann Francis
Steven Gilborn
Shaun Duke ... (as Duke Moosekian)
Paul Perri
Dan Turgeman
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Storyline

Cathy Mahone was once married to an Arab and they had a daughter. They have since divorced and shared custody of their daughter. But one day while on one of her visits with her father, he takes her to Jordan. Now the U.S. government cannot officially intervene. So Cathy hires three former special forces men, to go to Jordan and get her daughter back. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Action | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La véritable histoire de Cathy Mahone See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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At two points in the movie (around 16 minutes and around 29 minutes) the Texas state flag is shown flying upside down. The red should be on the bottom, and the white on top. See more »

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Tense, Thoughtful and Plot Twisting TV Movie
7 September 2015 | by LauraLeeWasHereSee all my reviews

Flicked to this TV movie just as it was starting and was "hooked" within seconds. Looked like it would be a dumb and "cheesy" TV movie, but ended up being treated to a thoughtful, tense drama of real life story about a woman's ex-husband (an American-Arab) who kid-naps his daughter (whom he has visitation rights to) and smuggles her out of America and back to his home country in the middle-east. With no money and no more official options (aka. the Government), the mother, Cathy Mahone (solid, convincing performance by Muriel Hemingway), unofficially "hires" 3 ex-military men to go and kidnap her daughter back. This story is finger gripping tension from beginning to end. Their solution to get this little American girl back is not your typical car chase and shoot off a lot of guns action. They have to think and maneuver their way through the problem and culture of several Arab countries and past the ever watchful eyes of the father's very large Jordanian family in order to retrieve this little American girl and reunite her with her mother. I owned it on video for many years and as with any good story, I watched it again and again, finding something MORE in it each time. Great acting by the entire cast. Especially Clancy Brown, James Russo and Jeff Kober who portray the 3 men who decide to help Cathy retrieve her daughter, even though they will actually lose a lot of money to take on this "job".


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