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Moment of Truth: Why My Daughter? (1993)

After a young prostitute is murdered and left in a rubbish heap, her mother does everything to track down the killer.

Director:

Chuck Bowman

Writer:

Liz Coe
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Linda Gray ... Gayle Moffitt
Jamie Luner ... Diana Moffitt
James Eckhouse ... Sergeant Jack Powell
Alanna Ubach ... April
Antonio Sabato Jr. ... A.J. Treece (as Antonio Sabáto Jr.)
Joseph Burke Joseph Burke ... Harry Moffitt
Louis A. Lotorto Louis A. Lotorto ... Paul Moffitt
Lisa Sigell Lisa Sigell ... Laurie
Michael Lucas Michael Lucas ... Brian
Jan Burrell ... Susan Talgo
Kevin Quigley ... Charlie
Andrea White Andrea White ... Randi
J.R. Knotts J.R. Knotts ... Frank Nelson (as John 'JR' Knotts)
Vana O'Brien Vana O'Brien ... Judge Turkell
Jodi Taylor ... Doris Gilmore
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Storyline

Drama, based on a true story, about a teenage girl, Diana, who inadvertently is sucked into the world of prostitution by her boyfriend-turned-pimp, A.J., whom starts abusing her and eventually murders her. In the aftermath of her death, her mother, Gayle, makes the crushing discovery of how the law views prostitutes (Diana's murder cause was listed as NHI, or "No Humans Involved"), plus the police is unable to charge A.J. with her murder due to a resulting lack of evidence. While working with police to land A.J. into prison on another related charge, Gayle meets another one of A.J. prostitutes, April, and begins learning things from her about A.J., plus helps her get out of the trade and back into her mother's arms. Written by lentzj1@tds.net

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 April 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Why My Daughter?: A Moment of Truth See more »

Filming Locations:

Portland, Oregon, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Diana's mother was present on the set while this movie was filmed. See more »

Quotes

Gayle Moffitt: [Upon seeing A.J.'s car pull up at the cemetary] The nerve of him.
Harry Moffitt: [A.J. Gets out of the car in a suit, carrying a bouquet of flowers. As he walks towards Diana's grave site, he is stopped by Harry and Gayle]
[Viciously to A.J]
Harry Moffitt: What are you doing here? Get out!
A.J. Treece: [Innocently] Hey, I'm just here to pay my respects.
Gayle Moffitt: [Equally as vicious] How dare you say that? You had no respect for her!
A.J. Treece: Hey I loved her just as much as you did.
Gayle Moffitt: No you didn't, or you wouldn't have killed her!
A.J. Treece: I didn't kill her.
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8 June 2002 | by Mark PriceSee all my reviews

Gayle Moffitt (Evans) has her world torn apart when her daughter Diana takes up with a manipulative and ruthless man who seduces her into a world of prostitution. Gayle fails to make her daughter see sense and then the police find Diana murdered. Totally frustrated by the lack of co-operation by the police Gayle decides to seek out the killer herself.


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