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Andrea's Story: A Hitchhiking Tragedy 

Teenage girl is traumatized after being assaulted by a stranger whom she hitched a ride from.

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Andrea Cranston
Moosie Drier ...
David
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Sgt. Corbett
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Phil Cranston
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Jefffrey Cranston
Kristina Sorenson
Oliver Fuselier
Jeannie Linero
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Cop in line-up (as Dennis A. Tracy)
Terry Wills ...
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A girl, Andrea, and her boyfriend, David, miss a bus and decide to hitchhike. They get in a car with a business man. He lets David off first and insists on driving Andrea to her house. The man's demeanor changes and he tells Andrea, "Just stay put. We're going for a little ride." Andrea comes home pretends nothing is wrong and showers. She goes out with a friend the next day. The friend tries to hitchhike and Andrea breaks down admitting that she was raped while hitchhiking. The friend takes her to the police. She then calls her Father from the police station. Andrea, David, and her family struggle to deal with the rape. David starts to stake out the area they were picked up at looking for the car. He eventually gets the plate number and calls the police. Meanwhile, Andrea has started to talk to a woman at the rape hot line that helps her understand the rape was not her fault. The man is identified by Andrea in a police line-up. The detective tells Andrea the man has done this to ... Written by Cherise

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7 December 1983 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Mrs. Cranston: I don't think it's good for a girl to be dating just one boy.
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