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Abducted: The Carlina White Story (2012)

Not Rated | | Mystery | TV Movie 6 October 2012
A baby abducted at birth and raised by the woman who took her, eventually discovers she is a missing child, reconnects with her birth parents, and struggles with choosing between her two identities.

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Vondie Curtis-Hall
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aunjanue Ellis ... Ann
Keke Palmer ... Carlina
Sherri Shepherd ... Joy
Roger Cross ... Carl
Afton Williamson ... Cassandra
Heather-Claire Nortey ... Joy White 1987
Eli Goree ... Carl Tyson 1987
Fulvio Cecere ... Detective Dalton
Candus Churchill ... Mrs. White
Heather Doerksen ... Agent Johnson
Naika Toussaint ... Tina
Adom Osei Adom Osei ... Trey
Aaron Craven ... Keith Radnor
Anne Marie DeLuise ... Sarah
Alyssa Wellington Alyssa Wellington ... Maya
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Storyline

Ann Pettway kidnaps 19-day-old Carlina Renae White from the Harlem Hospital and raises the infant as Nejdra "Netty" Nance in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Now an adult, she discovers her true identity, tries to reconnect with her birth parents, while also trying to choose between her two identities.

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The emotional true story of one woman's journey to solve a kidnapping-her own.

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

23 ans d'absence See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Interesting story, bad writing and lackluster editing
2 June 2015 | by eurogradSee all my reviews

Carlina White abduction and subsequent events were all over mainstream media in 2011-12. It was and is an amazing story on its own. Alas, a docudrama was bound to be put out soon, and sure it did.

The major critique I have on this movie is that its writing is outright bad. Clichés, discontinued story lines, simplistic and stereotyping portrayals of people who were accessory to the story all contribute to make this feature lame, simple in a bad way, adding nothing to the main narrative, exploring no additional angles. Nothing.

Editing is also limited and hurried, especially on the later third of the movie.

I give it therefore a 5/10 score for its limited quality. Yes, the real-life story is amazing and compelling, that is no excuse for bad production, though.


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