Amber's Story

  • Keoni Waxman (2006)
  • US
  • 86 min
Film Review
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2 out of 5

A bereaved mother's relentless campaigning to protect vulnerable children forms the core of this emotional but clumsily constructed true story. Law & Order's Elisabeth Rohm is convincing as the anguished Texan who battles for the introduction of an official abduction alert system following her daughter's murder. The film shifts backwards and forwards in time, covering Amber's tragic death and its aftermath in procedural drama style, while drip-feeding details of her mum's subsequent mission. It's a confusingly disjointed approach that's fragmented further by the interweaving of another kidnapping case to illustrate the efficacy of the so-called "Amber Alerts". The over-sentimental music and a mass of shocking statistics complete the manipulative onslaught, making it impossible not to be moved.

Plot Summary

Biographical crime drama starring Elisabeth Röhm. Following the kidnapping and murder of nine-year-old Amber Hagerman, the Fort Worth police and local radio stations join forces to implement the "Amber Alert Program" to help track missing children.

Cast and crew

Cast

Donna Whitson
Elisabeth Röhm
Sharon Timmons
Teryl Rothery
Glen Park
Myron Natwick
Amber Hagerman
Sophie Hough
Nichole Taylor Timmons
Jodelle Ferland
Ricky Hagerman
Zak Ludwig
Jimmie Whitson
Tim Henry
Glenda Whitson
Karen Austin
George Redden
Anthony Holland

Crew

Director
Keoni Waxman

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Categories
Drama

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