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A Life Interrupted

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Genre  Drama
Country  Canada
6.4/10 IMDb

Director  Stefan Pleszczynski
First episode date  April 23, 2007
Language  English
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Writer  John Wierick (teleplay)
Release date  April 23, 2007 (2007-04-23)
Cast  Lea Thompson, Devon Bostick
Producers  Josee Mauffette, Jean Bureau, Stephen Greenberg, Serge Denis
Genres  Drama, Biographical film, Historical drama
Executive producers  Anne Carlucci, Jean Bureau, Stephen Greenberg
Similar movies  Murder in the Hamptons (2005), Butterbox Babies (1995), Wisegal (2008), Matters of Life and Dating (2007), The Pastors Wife (2012)

A life interrupted

A Life Interrupted is a 2007 Lifetime Television film directed by Stefan Pleszczynski and starring Lea Thompson. It was nominated in 2008 for the Best TV Movie Gemini Award. It depicts events in the life of sexual assault victim Debbie Smith which led to the passage of the Debbie Smith Act. in 2004.


On March 3, 1989, a man wearing a ski mask entered Debbie Smith's Williamsburg, Virginia, home and threatened her with a gun. He dragged her into the woods and blindfolded her before raping her repeatedly over the next hour. She participated in the collection of DNA evidence for a sexual assault evidence kit, but it was not formally tested and entered into the national criminal database until 1994. The film follows Debbie's fight for justice.


  • Lea Thompson as Debbie Smith
  • Anthony Lemke as Rob Smith
  • Cindy Busby as Crystal Smith
  • Eleonore Lamothe as Young Crystal
  • Tommy Lioutas as Bobby Smith
  • Devon Bostick as Young Bobby
  • References

    A Life Interrupted Wikipedia
    A Life Interrupted IMDb A Life Interrupted

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