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A Secret Between Friends: A Moment of Truth Movie (1996)

When Friendship Kills (original title)
Two friends keep their vomiting a secret until one friend almost dies.

Director:

James A. Contner

Writer:

Elizabeth Gill
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lynda Carter ... Kathryn Archer
Katie Wright ... Lexi Archer
Marley Shelton ... Jennifer Harnsberger
Josh Taylor ... Peter Archer
Colleen Winton ... Pamela Harnsberger
Kimberley Warnat ... Jill Archer
Malcolm Stewart ... Mr. Harnsberger
Kevin McNulty ... Ted, Kathryn's Boss
Ryan Reynolds ... Ben Colson
Tobias Mehler ... Justin Phelps
Sarah Sawatsky ... Sarah
Cathy Merriman Cathy Merriman ... Coach Beth
Lochlyn Munro ... Nick McKay
Nancy Kerr ... Phoebe Wills
Jill Teed ... Jolene
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Storyline

When two friends, Lexi and Jennifer try and get in shape, they start to get rid of their food by vomiting it up. Lexi is then taken to a bulemic center by her worried mom. When she recovers she tells her mom that Jennifer might still have the same problem. Lexi's mom confronts Jennifer's mom and Jennifer get mad at Lexi. Lexi tries to reason to Jennifer at a beach party while Jennifer is drunk and Jennifer refuses and runs away from her. She is then hit by a passing car and Lexi becomes depressed and the vomiting starts again. Written by Kyle <Kyleshivers@aol.com>

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She'll be dead before she's thin enough.

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

19 February 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Secret Between Friends: A Moment of Truth Movie See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Ben Colson: Jen's in the zone. I hope she doesn't ah, fall into the fire.
Justin Phelps: I've never seen her like this. You know Jen, right? She never drinks.
Lexi Archer: She needs some food.
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A Really Powerful Film
17 June 2001 | by Soul_Searcher1616See all my reviews

There are way too many subjects avoided in cinema and eating disorders is one of them. This film shows it as it is. It is not glamourised for the viewers to enjoy, it is shown with real truth which makes it all the more powerful. I've only seen it once and that was a few years ago but i can still remember everything about it and how it made me feel. It is a very powerful film and is good support for anyone suffering from a eating disorder to give them the willpower to stop. This is what films should be about- they should be there to help people and not glamourise things that are wrong.


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