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Abducted in Plain Sight (2017)

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The twisting, turning, stranger-than-fiction true story of the Brobergs, a naive, church-going Idaho family that fell under the spell of a sociopathic neighbor with designs on their twelve-year-old daughter.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jan Broberg ... Herself
Bob Broberg Bob Broberg ... Himself - Jan Broberg's Father
Mary Ann Broberg Mary Ann Broberg ... Herself - Jan Broberg's Mother
Susan Broberg Susan Broberg ... Herself - Jan Broberg's Youngest Sister
Karen Campbell Karen Campbell ... Herself - Jan Broberg's Younger Sister
Pete Welsh Pete Welsh ... Himself - Lead FBI Special Agent on the Broberg Case
Joe Berchtold Joe Berchtold ... Himself - Robert Berchtold's Brother
Cornelius A. Hofman Cornelius A. Hofman ... Himself - The Broberg's Neighbor (as Cor Hofman)
Annette E. Belnap Annette E. Belnap ... Herself
Diana Concannon Diana Concannon ... Herself
Paula S. Fass Paula S. Fass ... Herself
Danielle Holjeson Danielle Holjeson ... Herself
Caroline Pearson Caroline Pearson ... Herself
Devin Ordoyne ... Dramatization - Robert Berchtold
Emily Kincaid ... Dramatization - Gail Berchtold
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In 1974, 12-year-old Jan Broberg was abducted from a small community in Idaho. When Jan was returned 5 weeks later, she assured her parents and the courts that "nothing had happened"....enabling a pedophile to go free, and paving the way for Jan's second abduction and years of sexual, emotional, and psychological abuse. Written by Anonymous

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The Jan Broberg Story chronicles the bizarre abduction, rape & brainwashing of 12 year old Jan Broberg by her family's next door neighbor and closest friend, Robert Berchtold.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Forever B See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Top Knot Films See more »
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Color

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16:9 HD
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Himself - Lead FBI Special Agent on the Broberg Case: Jan Broberg and Robert Berchtold had an unnatural relationship.
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I couldn't believe what I was hearing.
20 January 2019 | by SpacemanBobSee all my reviews

The story of an abduction or two. Involves a monster, a con artist, a master manipulator, naive parents, and a little girl. If this were fiction I'd have called it far fetched, but this is all too real. It's disturbing, shocking, maddening, and somehow strangely close to physically painful to watch. A well made film, the story moves quickly, there's no filler by any means.


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