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Jessie's Dad (2011)

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Former trucker Mark Lunsford transforms into one of America's most effective child-protection crusaders after losing his 9-year-old daughter to a sexual predator.

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Boaz Dvir

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Boaz Dvir (based on a story)
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Credited cast:
Joe Biden ... Delaware senator
Jeb Bush ... Governor of Florida
John Couey John Couey ... Murderer
Cliff Donovan Cliff Donovan ... Radio talk show host
James Fagan James Fagan ... Massachusetts Representative
Marc Klaas Marc Klaas ... Father of Polly Klaas
Thomas W. Krause Thomas W. Krause ... Tampa Tribune Staff Writer
Bill Logan Bill Logan ... ABC Action News Reporter
Bob Lonsberry Bob Lonsberry ... Radio Talk Show Host KNRS Radio
Bill O'Reilly ... Talk Show Host
Johnathan Petramala Johnathan Petramala ... Bay News Reporter
Ted Poe Ted Poe ... Texas Representative
Paul Ray Paul Ray ... Utah Legislator
Stacie Rumenap Stacie Rumenap ... Executive Director of Stop Child Predators
C.A. 'Dutch' Ruppersberger C.A. 'Dutch' Ruppersberger ... Maryland Congressman
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A blue-collar "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington," "Jessie's Dad" follows Lunsford's journey from a West Florida trailer park to Capitol Hill and state capitals and as he fights to convince lawmakers to wise up and crack down on sex predators. This hour-long documentary offers a behind-the-scenes look at a grieving father's struggle to make a difference as he adapts to a peculiar brand of celebrity. Lunsford is driven by the knowledge that police could have saved Jessie's life. John Couey, an absconded sex offender living across the street, abducted her from her bedroom on a rainy February night in 2005. Three weeks later, police unearthed her body from a shallow grave in his back yard. Physical evidence proves he raped her and buried her alive. Instead of raging against a system that failed his daughter, Lunsford decides to work within it to effect change. He pushes for legislation requiring severe minimum sentencing for child sex offenders and GPS monitoring for those released. A few ... Written by Boaz Dvir

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16 June 2011 (USA) See more »

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$19,000 (estimated)
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Touching FIlm
30 March 2011 | by jessi-suzanneSee all my reviews

The film is definitely touching. It hits close to home for most Floridians since the disappearance of Jessica Lunsford happened in Florida.

I definitely recommend looking into the film and understanding Jessie's Law.

The film isn't too long and really takes the viewer in for some unexpected turns that occurred during Mark Lunsford fight to change law.

The film is inspiring for parents. It is unique in the sense that a rugged, truck driver actively pursues these changes in the law.


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