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The Killing Secret (1997)

A pregnant teen is murdered and a popular high-school senior is suspected. But will his girlfriend stick by him to prove his innocence despite the fact she has bonded with the victim's mother?


Noel Nosseck


Rob Fresco




Cast overview, first billed only:
Ari Meyers ... Nicole Voss
Soleil Moon Frye ... Emily De Capprio
Mark Kassen ... Greg Dunleavy (as Mark Krassenbaum)
John O'Hurley ... Ted Dunleavy
Cindy Pickett ... Mrs. Voss
Erika Flores ... Sharon
Todd Rulapaugh ... P.J.
Tess Harper ... Tina Decapprio
Rasool J'Han ... Kim
Sean Bridgers ... Aaron Clemens
Ben Epps ... Detective Bill Rodlauer
Lorri Lindberg Lorri Lindberg ... Detective Connie Lang
Joanna Canton ... Stacy
J. Michael Hunter J. Michael Hunter ... Cal
Deborah Hobart ... Rachel Dunleavy


Rich and popular Greg Dunleavy's bright future is threatened by the revelation that Emily, a girl from the wrong side of the tracks, is pregnant with his child. Emily wants to keep the baby, but Greg has other ideas. After Emily disappears, Greg's girlfriend Nicole Voss becomes close to Emily's mother. When Emily is found murdered, Nicole begins to piece together evidence that points to Greg as the killer. Written by Anonymous

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Some secrets should not be kept.


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This movie is loosely based on the murder of Jeanette Garcia of San Antonio, Texas. She was reported missing on February 12, 1993. She was 15-years old and approximately 3 months pregnant at the time of her death.

Garcia was kidnapped and tortured for twelve days before she was strangled. Her body was discovered by a road crew off of Highway 46 in Canyon Lake, Texas.

The case remains unsolved. See more »


When Greg and Nicole are at their final dance after graduation, the singer on stage is shown in a shot singing into the mike, and as the camera pans away, the singer moves the mike down to her waist, but she can still be heard singing. See more »


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"Punky Brewster" in a movie!!
18 February 2005 | by Go_SkinsSee all my reviews

I had never heard of this movie until I stumbled upon it on another site! I found out that the girl we all come to know as "punky Brewster" was in it! I found out it was on a women's channel. Anyways, I watched it and I actually enjoyed it. It was considered a drama which usually aren't too bad. Her character gets "wiped out" in the early part of the movie and we're left trying to figure out who did it. She came from a poor family and gets involved with a rich kid who graduates and is planning on going to school with the head cheerleader in the fall. She finds out that he was behind it and nearly loses her life. She becomes a good friend of Emily's mom after she dies. I would definitely recommend this movie to anyone who likes a good "cheap" drama and who wants to see "punky Brewster" all grown up! Even though this movie is now 8 years old!

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Release Date:

6 January 1997 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA See more »

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