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Amber's Story (2006)

Story about Amber Hagerman who was 9 years old when she was abducted while riding her bicycle, prompting her mother to seek out a system that alerts the nation of abducted children, we know that to be called an Amber Alert today.

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Keoni Waxman

Writer:

Richard Leder
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elisabeth Röhm ... Donna Whitson
Teryl Rothery ... Sharon Timmons
Myron Natwick ... Glen Park
Sophie Hough Sophie Hough ... Amber Hagerman
Jodelle Ferland ... Nichole Taylor Timmons (as Jodelle Micah Ferland)
Zak Ludwig ... Ricky Hagerman
Tim Henry ... Jimmie Whitson
Karen Austin ... Glenda Whitson
Antony Holland Antony Holland ... George Redden
Michael Adamthwaite ... Officer Perry
Greg Michaels ... Detective Griffin
Malcolm Scott ... Detective Cooper
Mitchell Kosterman ... Detective Stevens
Claude Knowlton ... Detective Davis
James Purcell James Purcell ... Sgt. Barrone
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Storyline

Amber Hagerman was just a 9 year old girl and on Saturday, January 13, 1996 at 3:30 p.m. while riding her bike in an abandoned grocery store parking lot, she was abducted and murdered two days later. Her mother wanted to set up a system for missing and exploited children which we today, we call an Amber Alert. Twenty years later, her mysert remains unsolved. Written by Delesha Patterson

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Biography | Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 September 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El secuestro de Amber See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Color
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It happened on January 13th 1996 See more »

Goofs

When the detective is telling the mom what will happen with the Amber Alert, a California Highway patrol Officer is shown receiving a radio message that a vehicle was last seen going east on "U.S. I-95." Interstate 95 (I-95) runs north and south on the east coast of the U.S., it is thousands of miles away from California. U.S. 95 is in the western U.S. (a short portion is in California), but also runs north-south. Additionally, the proper term would be I-95 for Interstate 95 or U.S. 95 for a secondary road (as used later in the movie), but not both together. See more »

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The only thing worse than the accent was the acting.
28 February 2011 | by pdpreachSee all my reviews

Amber's Mom: the worst acting I've ever seen. and I patronize community theater. I've lived all over the south including Texas. Unbelievable performance and less believable accents. Creepy Abductor was the best actor and I'm surprised he agreed to be in this thing. Too bad because the story deserved to be told well. Instead, it was a joke. Is this the norm for lifetime movies? I didn't think so, but it's been a long time since I watched such cheesy television. I only watched it because of the connection to real life legislation. And, I'm sure if there was such blatant disregard for the geography (Canada=Texas for gosh sakes?) there was probably such license taken with other historicity. The only thing I came away believing is that there is actually a real Amber Alert--but not because of the movie. Could that woman have actually been so stupid as to allow that guy to babysit that child? There's way more to THAT story.


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