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Every Mother's Worst Fear (1998)

PG-13 | | Thriller | TV Movie 19 August 1998
Martha Hoagland is suffering through her parents' divorce. Feeling lonely, she turns to an online chat room. Martha believes she is chatting with a young man who cares for her, when in reality she is chatting with an Internet predator.

Director:

Bill Norton (as Bill L. Norton)

Writer:

John Bensink (as John Robert Bensink)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cheryl Ladd ... Connie Hoagland
Jordan Ladd ... Martha Hoagland
Robert Wisden ... Jeff Hoagland
Tom Butler ... Agent Weatherby
Blu Mankuma ... Detective Maris
Vincent Gale ... Drew Pederson
Ted McGinley ... Scanman
Chiara Zanni ... Sherry
Brendan Fehr ... Alan
Don Thompson ... Martin Penny 'Skokie'
Andrew McIlroy Andrew McIlroy ... Carl
P. Lynn Johnson ... Michelle Hinton
Rob Morton Rob Morton ... Interviewee
Tasha Simms ... Detective Borromeo
Colleen Winton ... Mrs. Krouse
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Faced with her parents' recent divorce, her mother working long hours and her high school boyfriend dumping her, 16-year-old Martha looks for solace in the world of Internet chat rooms. Innocent chatting turns deadly as Martha attracts the attention of a pedophile and cyber-kidnapping ring. Martha's mother Connie suspects foul play and begins a frantic search for her daughter, enlisting the help of the police, the FBI and an expert hacker. Written by PetrinaC <cubit@aol.com>

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Her daughter went online...and vanished without a trace

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Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and sex-related thematic material | See all certifications »

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This movie is not shown enough if you ask me........
21 January 2004 | by elizabethbennettSee all my reviews

I caught this movie tonight on Lifetime and I have to comment. The internet is NOT a toy and I wish this movie were shown more often. I say that because I see kids online all the time who drop their names, locations, email addresses and IM names like people drop business cards. I know they think that this sort of stuff will not happen to them but as this movie showed, it can happen to anyone. I reinforce these realities whenever I need to and have no problem doing so. Cyberspace crawls with pedophiles, stalkers and people who have nothing else to do but play online all day. I think this movie was good and I wish it were shown more often. If any parents are reading this.......PLEASE keep the computers out of the kids rooms. Otherwise, you never know what sort of trouble can come of just "innocently" talking in a chat room to someone. The internet is not a toy and should not be treated as one. Just my two cents.


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Language:

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19 August 1998 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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