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Seduction in a Small Town (1997)

TV-PG | | Drama | TV Movie 9 February 1997
Sarah Jenks, a small town mom, is falsely accused of abusing her children.

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Paul Jenks and his wife Sarah left California with their lovely son David and daughter Ivy and started a farm in his native small town. Sarah is a short-tempered vegetarian, who doesn't really fit in the agricultural community. Sandy Barlow, a drifting accountant with shaky finances, envies their family happiness, worms her way in -as she does all over town-, fails to impress him with her female charms but pretends her aunt has the same hart disease as Sarah and asks the couple to spring her the money for an operation. When they answer they don't even have that much, everything is mortgaged, she swears revenge and takes it out on the whole family. Kristen Hadley, who didn't even finish her training in Social Services, buys the story Sandy gets five locals women to co-sign about child-abuse by Sarah, so the sheriff is send to take both young children away, and not just once for a day with Paul's parents... Written by KGF Vissers

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Good TV movie about the all to common problem of false accusations(child-abuse) that upsets so many families and towns. Also Melissa Gilbert shows that she's now a beautiful adult.
22 March 2001 | by See all my reviews

I remember this 1997 TV movie which aired on ABC and now is commonly shown on Lifetime. It has a very serious message that can mess up so many people. Melissa Gilbert finds her family rocked by child-abuse accusations she discovers that the new town seducer(Joely Fisher) tries not only to destroy her as a mother but wife also as Fisher plots to take away the husband of Gilbert. That develops this movie into an interesting drama but you feel rewarded in the end as Melissa and her family have life to come back to normal. I must mention the best scene of the movie you will see it in the first few minutes is when Melissa undresses from her blouse displaying herself in a silk gray bra. Now Melissa sure has grown into a beautiful adult. Try to catch Seduction in a Small Town on Lifetime they rerun it often you will enjoy it.


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