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A Kidnapping in the Family (1996)

A child's references to satanic rituals initiate a custody battle between his divorced mother and his grandmother in this fact-based story.

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Colin Bucksey

Writer:

David Birke
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tracey Gold ... Sarah Landers Taylor
Kate Jackson ... DeDe Cooper
Jeff Yagher ... Jack Taylor
Robert Bishop Robert Bishop ... Kyle Landers
Laura Harris ... Josie Cooper
Michael Hogan ... Jimmy Wesley
Matt Hill ... Chris Landers
Chilton Crane ... Alisa Wesley
Anna Ferguson ... Florence Cooper
Benjamin Ratner ... Dan Calder
Xander Berkeley ... Curtis Harrison
Bob Morrisey ... George Stone
Hrothgar Mathews ... FBI Agent Sowell
Dave Cameron Dave Cameron ... FBI Agent Harris
Merrilyn Gann ... Jean McAvoy
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A child's references to satanic rituals initiate a custody battle between his divorced mother and his grandmother in this fact-based story.

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Acusación desesperada See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Decent actors, but....
26 September 2006 | by MarieGabrielleSee all my reviews

too many problems with the way this story was presented; it is hard to believe it was based on truth, and even more difficult to develop empathy for Tracey Gold's character, and the Kate Jackson character, as evil Mom accusing her daughter of satanic rituals is way too over the top to be believable.

Lifetime movies can work if they have a message, a true story which is concisely presented, or something which the audience has experienced, and may relate to, or learn from. This falls into none of those categories. Kate Jackson, a decent TV actress, can usually save the film (she was in a film with Chad Allen, where he is an ex-con, and she actually made the movie watchable). Not so in this case, do not waste your time.


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