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Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey (2018)

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On the night she plans on taking her own life, a 17-year-old girl is kidnapped and finds herself fighting to stay alive. She manages to talk her attacker into releasing her, but when she ... See full summary »


Jim Donovan


Christina Welsh
4,755 ( 23)
3 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »





Complete credited cast:
Katie Douglas ... Lisa McVey
David James Elliott ... Sgt. Larry Pinkerton
Rossif Sutherland ... Bobby Joe Long
Amanda Arcuri ... Lorrie
Chris Owens ... Detective Wolf
Bruno Verdoni ... Morris Elwood
Megan Fahlenbock ... Betty
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shelby Bain ... Sarah Pinkerton
Milton Barnes ... Officer Lopez
Alexandra Castillo ... Detective King
Nneka Elliott ... Female Reporter
Patrice Goodman ... Det. Russell
Kerry Griffin Kerry Griffin ... Uncle Jim
Marvin Hinz Marvin Hinz ... Impatient Man
Kim Horsman Kim Horsman ... Diane


On the night she plans on taking her own life, a 17-year-old girl is kidnapped and finds herself fighting to stay alive. She manages to talk her attacker into releasing her, but when she returns home, no one believes her story except for one detective, who suspects she was abducted by a serial killer. Based on horrifying true events. Written by Anonymous

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Biography | Crime | Drama



Did You Know?


On April 23, 2019, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed Bobby Joe Long's death warrant, this being the first death warrant signed by DeSantis since he took office in January 2019. Long's subsequent appeals were denied and he was executed by lethal injection on May 23, 2019. He was pronounced dead at 6:55 p.m. and made no last statement. See more »


When Det. Pinkerton is looking at the stills from the gas station, the date and day say "11-05-1984 THURS." However, November 5th, 1984 was a Monday, two days after Lisa was kidnapped. See more »

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Bad beginning, good ending!
7 May 2019 | by NijazBAbsSee all my reviews

This is one serious, sad, and suffering movie. It's about reality, crime, victims, loss of moral and virginity, and all the worst you could imagine these days, the only worst being extraordinary scenarios like accidents and wars. Its combination of documentary and crime+thriller. In beginning there us lack of intro, history, motive, explanation...that's why its missing 2 stars in my rating. But towards ending it gets better. Also this is one movie based on real life case, almost everything same, but of course no movie can exactly replicate real life scenario exactly. In beginning I did not like too obvious and boring talk and behavior of victim, and unexplained behavior of perpetrator. This girl's talk was so making me angry and bored, seemed like excessive and unneeded words. But overall story and ending and lesson is good. Its motivational, inspirational, gives insight. Lesson is to be more careful for environment, people, crime, evidence, moral, protection, religion, and safety. To always have some backup plan, support, solution. To never give up. This movie also teaches us that most bad things happen from the inside, such as dysfunctional family or childhood. It gives us feeling of helplessness and weakness too. That is so bad to feel!

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30 September 2018 (USA) See more »

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