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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?

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Noel Nosseck

Writer:

Rob Fresco
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ari Meyers ... Nicole Voss
Soleil Moon Frye ... Emily Decapprio
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 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 Deborah Hobart ... Rachel Dunleavy
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 January 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Secret See more »

Filming Locations:

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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.

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Goofs

During Greg's trial, he is sentenced for First-Degree Murder with a life sentence. There is no mention made of the unborn fetus he killed when killing Emily DiCapprio. The Supreme Court ruled that killing an unborn fetus is tantamount to Second-Degree Murder in 2004; this movie was filmed in 1997. See more »

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Good until last 15 minutes
5 January 2014 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Nicole Voss (Ari Meyers) is the head cheerleader, and Greg Dunleavy (Mark Kassen) is the captain of the football team. Together they form a perfect couple except he cheats on her with Emily DeCapprio (Soleil Moon Frye). She gets pregnant and makes demands on Greg. Greg turns and kills her. Meanwhile Nicole befriends missing Emily's mother Tina (Tess Harper) without knowing their other connection.

This would make a fairly good after school special or Lifetime movie. It has good elements in this. The young couple are nice white bread teenagers. Punky Brewster doesn't have that much screen time. Tess Harper is absolutely solid as the grieving mother.

There are problems with the last 15 minutes. The cop was too dismissive, and how hard is it for her to yell out that she found the button? Instead she steals a file from the cops. It would have been better if Greg just go nuts after the party. The final ending is just a big letdown.


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