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Childhood Sweetheart?

  • Drama
  • 1997
  • Marcus Cole
  • PG

Summary

Thriller starring Melissa Gilbert. A woman reappears at home after a mysterious absence of 17 years. She claims to have been abducted and held captive all that time, but her one-time sweetheart begins to suspect the truth might be a different story.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

In her never-ending battle to shake off the goody-goody image she gained in Little House on the Prairie, Melissa Gilbert plays a potentially dangerous mystery woman in this barnstorming TV movie. Returning 17 years after she inexplicably vanished, she shocks her nearest and dearest with tales of solitary confinement and sexual abuse. But her former beau, Michael Reilly Burke, isn't convinced by her miraculous reappearance, especially when her father, Ronny Cox, dies in suspicious circumstances. Yet another variation on the Return of Martin Guerre theme, this is short on suspense, in spite of Gilbert's valiant attempt to bring some complexity to the humdrum proceedings.

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Credits

Cast

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Karen CarlsonMelissa Gilbert
Greg DavisMichael Reilly Burke
Sheriff BowmanEd Lauter
Lieutenant WalkerLeon Russom
Rose CarlsonBarbara Babcock
Warren CarlsonRonny Cox

Crew

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DirectorMarcus Cole

Details

Languages
English
Guidance
Contains violence.
Formats
Colour
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