The Elizabeth Smart Story

The Elizabeth Smart Story

Bobby Roth (2003)

86min
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Our Score
The kidnapping of a Utah teenager by the odd-job man hired by her mother sparked a media circus back in 2002. However, the opportunity to explore how a family copes with a trauma while in the public gaze is largely missed in this typically sensationalist TV movie, which was made with the Smarts's co-operation. Lindsay Frost manages a semblance of credible guilt at exposing her daughter to religious fanatic Tom Everett. But Dylan Baker is largely wasted as her steadfast husband, and the need to reach a mainstream audience results in director Bobby Roth's movie being an overly sanitised affair.

Summary

Fact-based drama chronicling the abduction of a teenager from her home in Salt Lake City in 2002. The search for the girl turned into a nationwide media frenzy, but nine months later as hope was fading, she was found alive and well in the company of an unbalanced couple. Starring Amber Marshall, Dylan Baker and Lindsay Frost.

Cast & Crew

Lois Smart Lindsay Frost
Ed Smart Dylan Baker
Elizabeth Smart Amber Marshall
Mary Katherine Smart Hannah Lochner
Charles Smart Tyler Kyte
Andrew Smart Jacob Kraemer
William Smart Luke MacInnis
Wanda Barzee Hollis McLaren
Emmanuel Tom Everett
Marc Klaas Barry Flatman
Director Bobby Roth
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Guidance: Edited for violence and language.

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