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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.

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

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Language:

English

Release Date:

19 August 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Every Mother's Worst Fear See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Half-hearted Social Commentary
8 January 2005 | by howie73See all my reviews

After watching this predictable, made-for-TV film about technophobia and the internet I was puzzled about what message the movie intended to impart to its audience. Is the internet a bad ersatz form of communication, replacing familial bonds or is it a gateway to a better world? Do high-flying career women and divorces go hand in hand? Do children need their mothers at all times? What is the role of the father? This movie throws all these questions in the air as a hidden agenda, and refuses to answer any. Many questions are left unanswered: how will the daughter cope after her ordeal? Will the mother get her top job back? Will the family unit be reunited? By refusing to adopt any position, this movie is a failed exercise in sociological analysis - yes, that was not its intention, but why raise these issues and then abandon them?


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