A Life Interrupted
All Genres: Biography, Drama, History
Release Year: 2007
Director: Stefan Pleszczynski
Writing by: John Wierick – teleplay
Produced by: Justin Bodle – producer
Jean Bureau – executive producer
Jean Bureau – producer
Anne Carlucci – executive producer
Stephen Greenberg – executive producer
Josée Mauffette – producer
Robyn Snyder – co-executive producer
Cast: Lea Thompson – Debbie Smith
Anthony Lemke – Rob Smith
Cindy Busby – Crystal Smith
Devon Bostick – Young Bobby
Donny Falsetti – Officer 4
Saskia Rose Gaucher – Young Tawny
Tristan D. Lalla – Photo Suspect
Tommy Lioutas – Bobby Smith
Carlo Mestroni – Defense Attorney
Erin Simms – Store Customer
Mélanie St-Pierre – Molly
Music: James Gelfand
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Plot Outline: After Debbie Smith was raped, she didn't take the law into her own hands. She wrote the law.
Plot: Based on a true story. In 1989, Debbie Smith was living a quiet life as a housewife with her police officer husband, Rob and their two kids, but one day it's all shattered. While her husband slept upstairs, Debbie was dragged from her kitchen in board daylight and brutally raped in the woods. After going through the dehumanizing rape-kit, she waited with fear and paranoia. Six years later, her rapist was caught through a chance DNA test. After learning how many rape-kits go untested and how long women wait to get justice, Debbie makes it her mission so no one women will suffer the long wait to get justice.
Movie Quotes: Driver:”>pointing a gun at Sac] Step away from the meat.
Crazy Credits: We know about 1 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
Guest Director Mervyn Cumming makes a cameo as Monroe, Protheroe's Security Officer.
Goofs: We know about 1 goofs. Here comes one of them:
Crew or equipment visible: In the subway car at the opening of the film (approx 00:02:20), a ladder is visible through the left window, highlighting the use of a set and studio.
Trivia: There are 3 entries in the trivia list – like these:
- This film has screened at a number of international festivals, including the Melbourne, Rhode Island, New Zealand and Drifting Clouds International Film Festivals.
- The director was inspired to undertake this project after researching his M.A. thesis, examining film adaptations of works by Shakespeare. Research interviewees included John Barton, Hugh Cruttwell, Adrian Noble, Trevor Nunn, David Parfitt and Imogen Stubbs.
- The film's title is drawn from lines uttered by the magician Prospero, in Shakespeare's play 'The Tempest': “Our revels now are ended. These our actors, / As I foretold you, were all spirits, and / Are melted into air, into thin air: / And like the baseless fabric of this vision, / The cloud-capp'd tow'rs, the gorgeous palaces, / The solemn temples, the great globe itself, / Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve, / And, like this insubstantial pageant faded, / Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff As dreams are made on; and our little life / Is rounded with a sleep.”