Amber's Story

Amber's Story

Keoni Waxman (2006)

PG Certificate


Our Score
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.


Fact-based drama about the kidnapping and murder of nine-year-old Amber Hagerman. As her family and the local community pool their resources to find her, their efforts lead to the establishment of an alert system to spread information about missing children across America. Starring Elisabeth Rohm, Teryl Rothery, Myron Natwick and Sophie Hough.

Cast & Crew

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
Director Keoni Waxman
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