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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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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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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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Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 2012 (USA) See more »

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23 ans d'absence See more »

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16:9 HD
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You can't hide the truth forever.
21 January 2014 | by Reno-RanganSee all my reviews

Based on the real incident that happened in the back 80s in New York city. The story of missing baby, Carlina White, who finally found her biological parents after 23 years later. Totally unbearable and heartbreaking story that no one ever wants to face in their life. Almost similar kinda story to 'October Baby' which was also based on the real. In that movie where a baby is forsaken by the birth parent. After many years later the grown up baby finds her real parents. But in this one, it was same, rather abandon it was abducted. Both the movies were emotionally delightful, just like what tearjerkers expecting.

When Carlina White was a two week old baby she was abducted by a woman called Ann Pettway. Pettway who had three straight miscarriages is no longer can carry another baby. With a desperate to have a child she decides to kidnap Carlina and raises as her own by giving another name to her as Nejdra 'Netty' Nance. The real parents never stop searching for their missing child. The years pass, after two decades later they finally find her and the remaining briefs very clearly the rest.

The story does not end after the reunification of parents and child. It takes a little further where the time come for Ann Pettway to suffer for her unlawful act. And also Carlina White, who find herself in a confusion state between two identities of her. In all her life she was known as Netty, to find herself surrounded by unknown people with a birth name puts life into stake. The story explains from all the movie character's perspective. From a mother and father who lost their child to the kidnapper's view as well the grown up baby's. A movie never wants to miss which was inspired by the remarkable true story.


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