Netflix Review – Abducted in Plain Sight (2017)

Abducted in Plain Sight, 2017.

Directed by Skye Borgman.


Pocatello, Idaho. 1974. A young girl is sexually abused and then kidnapped by a close family friend, right in front of her parents’ eyes. Two years later, she is abducted once again, by the same man.

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