In the dead of night, at a motel just outside Emory University in Georgia, Jane Mackle and her teenage daughter Barbara are awakened by a knock on the door. When Jane opens it, a pair of masked assailants burst inside, tie her up and drag Barbara out of the room and into a car. Shortly thereafter, a ransom note is discovered that describes the girl's disturbing fate: trapped inside a ventilated, coffin-like capsule six feet underground, with a limited supply of air, water and food - somewhere. The FBI races to satisfy the ransom demands, find the burial place and unmask the kidnappers-before Barbara's time runs out.
Did You Know?
Barbara Jane Mackle collaborated with Miami Herald reporter Gene Miller to write a book about her kidnapping called 83 Hours Till Dawn, which was the basis of two made-for-TV movies, The Longest Night (1972) and 83 Hours 'Til Dawn (1990). See more