Justice for Annie: A Moment of Truth Movie
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|Justice for Annie: A Moment of Truth Movie|
|Written by||Joyce Heft Brotman|
|Directed by||Noel Nosseck|
|Music by||Stacy Widelitz|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Executive producers||Lawrence Horowitz|
John G. Lenic (assistant producer)
|Production location||British Columbia|
|Running time||90 minutes|
|Production companies||Libra Pictures|
|Original release||January 15, 1996|
Justice for Annie: A Moment of Truth Movie is a 1996 American-Canadian made-for-television drama film directed by Noel Nosseck. The film, based on actual events, is a part of the Moment of Truth franchise and was also made as Death Benefit (1996). Filming took place in Toronto.
Carol Mills (Peggy Lipton) is a mother who has a troubling relationship with her 19-year-old daughter Annie (Danica McKellar). Unable to live with her any longer, Annie moves out and marries her boyfriend Ken Carman (Martin Cummins). It soon turns out their marriage is a failure, and she decides to move in with another family, George and Helen Preston (Terry David Mulligan, Susan Ruttan). Not much later, Carol receives a message, informing her that her daughter accidentally died. Crushed, she learns at the funeral that Annie had a life insurance policy worth of $100,000, with Helen as beneficiary. She starts to suspect that Annie was actually murdered because of that and tries to collect evidence, with the help of a detective (Bruce Weitz).
The film was based on the case of Deana Hubbard Wild, who was pushed to her death from a cliff near Monterey, California. Wild's boyfriend's mother was convicted of her murder in 1992. His father was also charged, but died before the case was brought to trial.
- Peggy Lipton as Carol Mills
- Danica McKellar as Annie Mills Carman
- Terry David Mulligan as George Preston
- Gwynyth Walsh as Lydia Sawyer
- Teryl Rothery as Laura Kane
- Lochlyn Munro as Mickey Holloway
- Martin Cummins as Ken Carman
- Bruce Weitz as Detective McAdams
- Susan Ruttan as Helen Preston
- Review Variety
- "Woman Sentenced to Life for Murdering Son's Girlfriend". AP NEWS. Retrieved May 23, 2020.
- "Murder Suspect Dies Night Before the Trial : Crime: Chula Vista man had been in jail for two years. He was accused, along with his ex-wife, of killing a housemate to collect on an insurance policy". Los Angeles Times. Dec 3, 1991. Retrieved May 23, 2020.