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Her Last Chance (1996)

Drug adict teen gets out of rehab only to be accused of her boyfriend's death.


Richard A. Colla


Kathleen Rowell


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kellie Martin ... Alex Saxen
Jonathan Brandis ... Preston Altherton
Tony Lucca ... Cody
Devon Odessa ... Rachel
Patti LuPone ... Joanna Saxen
Jenna Elfman ... Leslie
Marilyn McIntyre ... Christine
William Lucking ... Detective #1
John Cothran ... Detective #2 (as John Cothran Jr.)
Ray Abruzzo ... Martin Gundarsson
Danny Masterson ... Ryan
Sarah Ann Morris ... Kerstin
Jenna Cole Jenna Cole ... Barbara Altherton
Ian Bohen ... Matt Arnold
Joyce Gay Joyce Gay ... Marcy


Drug adict teen gets out of rehab only to be accused of her boyfriend's death.

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Release Date:

8 April 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Daughter's Courage See more »

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1.33 : 1
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The hand that Alex is holding the pills in when contemplating using drugs again. See more »


Detective #1: Mrs. Saxen, we're seeking an arrest warrant for your daughter.
Joanna Saxen: How could you? My daughter is only 17 years old.
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Crazy Credits

In the original split-screen airing, the usual Bonnie Raskin Productions logo and the still version of the NBC Productions logo is shown. In reruns, the Bonnie Raskin logo is in the black background with the usual quote and sound intact and the NBC Productions logo is v animated with their usual chimes. See more »


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Good but the casting need to be worked on.
29 December 2000 | by llihillohSee all my reviews

This movie has good writing, a good plot, but the casting needs improvement.

Everything about "Her Last Chance" is good except for the acting. Don't get me wrong. I love Kellie Martin. She is an amazing actress and is by far one of my favorite actresses. But why would she even attempt at playing a role she is clearly not up to doing? In the past, Kellie has played roles where she is the sweet innocent school girl. (Somebody had mentioned this before.) Alex Saxon, the out-of-control drug addict teen that is sent to rehab doesn't strike me as the character to be played by Kellie Martin. At times she lets herself go and gets caught up in the drug involvement, but she just can't pull it off. The rest of the cast does a terrible job. Where did they find these actors? The only actress/character that I found believable was Patti Lupone who played Alex's mother. The rest could be re-casted without a second thought.

"Her Last Chance" was shown a couple of years ago on NBC and then on Lifetime a while back. I'm really surprised that NBC even agreed to air on their station. (You know how NBC is with their censorship.) Anyway, the filming and shots of the drug usage is really nice because it shows what goes on between teenagers and drugs.

It's a simple movie that has a twist in it to where it makes it interesting. Sort of like a mystery. For an easy-to-follow movie with a good ending, watch this movie. Don't expect too much from the acting department. To see what Kellie Martin is really capable of doing, watch ANY of her other films.

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