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Saving Emily (2004)

A couple are blackmailed by the only man who can save their ailing daughter.

Director:

Douglas Jackson

Writers:

Suzanne Dolan (screenplay by) (as Sue Dolan), Mark Evan Schwartz (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Alexandra Paul ... Cheryl
Michael Riley ... Kurt
Bruce Boxleitner ... Gregory
Annie Bovaird ... Emily
Chuck Shamata ... Russo
Sophie Gendron Sophie Gendron ... Taylor
Barry Flatman ... Uncle Theo
Corinne Conley ... Grandma Wilton
Jane Wheeler Jane Wheeler ... Dr. Marshall
Lorraine Ansell Lorraine Ansell ... Detective Morrison
Andreas Apergis ... Will
Tori Hammond Tori Hammond ... Lab Nurse
Peter Michael Dillon ... Jack (as Peter Dillon)
Victor Cornfoot Victor Cornfoot ... Carlton
Keara Johnston Keara Johnston ... Michelle
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When Cheryl discovers that her daughter Emily has leukemia, she's forced to ask her ex-husband Kurt, a shady ex-con, for a bone-marrow donation that could save Emily's life. But Kurt won't give it up easily, and Cheryl finds herself drawn further and further into her ex's dangerous world in hopes of helping Emily. Will she be able to save her daughter without jeopardizing her own life? Written by Anonymous

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Sometimes The Only Way Out Is To Do The Unthinkable.


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TV-14

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Save your time by watching something else
21 October 2004 | by Pro JurySee all my reviews

First, let us try to say some nice things about SAVING EMILY. Annie Bovaird is fine as the cute kid in the title role. Bruce Boxleitner is OK as the concerned male head of household. Keara Johnston is eye catching in her first supporting part. Michael Riley pulls no punches playing the psycho/weirdo ex-hubby. And... OK, that is about all there is.

SAVING EMILY is laughably bad. Very bad. Several questions beg to be asked: Why would Mr. Big ever trust the psycho with $600,000 in the first place? Why would Mr. Big ever bother to physically go to a murder scene? If Emily needs to be saved, then why in the world was Uncle Theo not tested to see if he would be a match?! How could the writer have Emily's mother say about the psycho ex-husband, "this time, I trust him" -- two, three, four times -- and not expect the viewers to laugh?

Saving Emily is pretty hopeless.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blood Trap See more »

Filming Locations:

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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