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Deadly Nightshade (1995)

Fighting for My Daughter (original title)
Charming working class boy Eric is moving up by pimping in Martin Duvall's nightclub. He falls in love with naive Jessica 'Jesse' Kerner, who enjoys the luxury life and doesn't have to do a... See full summary »

Director:

Peter Levin

Writer:

Eric Blakeney
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lindsay Wagner ... Kate Kerner
Piper Laurie ... Judge Edna Burton
Chad Lowe ... Eric
Kirk Baltz ... Russell
Deirdre O'Connell ... Peggy
Paul Lieber ... Martin
Deanna Milligan ... Tracy Simmons
Renée Humphrey ... Jessie
Christopher Gray Christopher Gray ... Danny
Enuka Okuma ... Ronnie (as Enuka Vanessa Okuma)
Jennifer Copping ... Gina
Lisha Snelgrove Lisha Snelgrove ... Sheila
Kevin McNulty ... Sergeant Burnett
Richard Leacock ... Dominic
Denalda Williams Denalda Williams ... Nina
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Storyline

Charming working class boy Eric is moving up by pimping in Martin Duvall's nightclub. He falls in love with naive Jessica 'Jesse' Kerner, who enjoys the luxury life and doesn't have to do a thing. Still Jesse's single mother Katherine 'Kate' Kerner, who always was permissive to avoid resembling her own strict mother, judge Edna Burton, mistrusts Eric. Her bugging ends up driving Jesse in the arms of hard pimp Russell, who hides her. Kate goes looking, but the police sees no crime, so Edna's help is now wanted. Written by KGF Vissers

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She lost her little girl to a world of prostitution. Now she'll stop at nothing to bring her home.

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Deadly Nightshade See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The true story happened in Canada in 1992. That's when Anne Dion's daughter was seduced by her pimp to become a prostitute. Anne actually walked the streets looking for her daughter, and in the process, she tried to save other children. See more »

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a real life mother is disillusioned after selling the rights to her story to Longbow for Lindsay Wanger's star vehicle
16 February 2012 | by sanfrangeloSee all my reviews

I interned at Longbow Productions in 1994 while they were making this film during the first semester of my third year at the University of Southern California. I was a Journalism major with a Cinema-TV emphasis so I decided to write my Investigative Reporting final piece on the process I witnessed take place. The film was based on the true life experience of a woman who had sold the rights of her story to Longbow only to grow severely disillusioned. Ann Dion (Lindsay Wagner's character) was a Canadian mother who had weathered the mean urban streets to rescue her daughter from a life in prostitution after the girl ran away. As the story was tweaked and twisted around to placate the whims of Hollywood executives, Dion felt her POV was being compromised. The producers justified their actions by underlining their obligation to make the less desirable (or attractive)characters palatable to American audiences while sending an educational message about the pitfalls of teenage delinquency at the same time. In reality, the pimp who hustled Dion's real life daughter into the sex trade was a black man but ABC Standards & Practices felt that Chad Lowe would be more appropriate in the role because he was white. The network was leery of stereotyping black people as indicative of a crime laden culture by using a black actor. They were bound by political correctness and the possibility of public outcry. The film ultimately resulted in coming off a little preachy when they added an additional public service announcement voiced by Lindsay Wagner who warned parents about how to look out for signs their daughter may be playing hooky to be a hooker. Ann Dion said she felt as if she herself had been pimped out after her story was "sold out from under her." The film added a disclaimer, "based on a true story", to absolve themselves of having to account for changing what Dion felt were pertinent details about her own life to satisfy audiences.


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