A Life Interrupted (2007, Canada)

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A Life Interrupted  2007 crime mystery movie

Running time: 90 minutes

Language: English

In 1989 Debbie Smith, a typical housewife from suburban Williamsburg, Virginia, was attacked near her house. A masked man dragged her into the nearby forest and raped her. She managed to return home and call the police. She was taken to the hospital, where samples of semen and blood were taken from her body. Her husband, local policeman, is shocked and even though he is experienced officer he feels helpless when his wife is the victim of the crime. He tries to find the attacker, but there are no leads. That incident changes life of the whole family - Debbie constantly feels frightened, she hardly ever leaves the house, the family seems to be falling apart since she canít find the way to let go and her husband canít find the way to help her. But the trauma did not changed one thing - Debbie is determined to find the man, who did this to her.

The film is based on a real events that were a breakthrough in American Law. It start the law known as Debbie Smith Act, which was pressing the police and other authorities to make larger use of the DNA testing when investigating rape cases. The Debbie Smith case was one of the first in which DNA testing method helped to find the rapist, but it took years.

Our rating

5.2 / 10

Movie value

6 / 10

Realism factor

4 / 5

Adventure factor

1 / 5

Story complexity

2 / 5

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Creators of A Life Interrupted

Stefan Pleszczynski films

Stefan Pleszczynski


John Wierick films

John Wierick


Cast of A Life Interrupted

Lea Thompson films

Lea Thompson

as Debbie Smith

Anthony Lemke  films --anthony-lemke+--

Anthony Lemke

as Rob Smith

Cindy Busby films --cindy-busby--

Cindy Busby

as Crystal Smith

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