12 Hours to Live (TV Movie 2006) - Plot Summary Poster

(2006 TV Movie)


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  • An FBI Agent must race against time to save the lives of two teens being held hostage by a dangerous gunman.

  • In Belgarde County, in Illinois, the wanted criminal John Carl Lowman runs out of gas in an isolated area; he carjacks a car with a couple and kidnaps the diabetic teenager Amy Kennedy. The FBI Agent Megan Saunders, whose partner and lover was killed by Lowman a couple of years ago in a bank heist, assumes the investigation. She finds out that Amy needs an insulin injection in less than 12 hours, otherwise she will die. However, when her superior arrives he dismisses Megan as she is still haunted by her failure in the past. But she seeks out her absent father to ask for some advice to help her to find Amy.


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  • 18 year old Amy is kidnapped by a deranged gunman. Amy knows her chances of survival diminish with each passing hour. Without an insulin injection in the next few hours, she will fall into a coma and die. The FBI investigation is being driven by the passion of 28 year old FBI Agent Megan Saunders (Ione Skye), the woman who lost her partner and lover to this kidnapper in a bank heist gone bad. The nightmare Megan has had to live with ever since, is that she hesitated to pull the trigger and the bank robber didn't. Now Megan is doing everything she can to try to set things right.

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