Andrea's Story: A Hitchhiking Tragedy (1983)

Sub-Genres - Message Movie, Teen Movie  |   Run Time - 46 min.  |  
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The dangers facing teenaged hitchhikers are forcefully brought home in this uncompromising ABC Afterschool Special. Though she has been warned never to hitch a ride, Andrea Cranston (Michele Greene) feels that she has no choice when she and her boyfriend are stranded in the middle of nowhere. Besides, the man offering the ride seems like such a nice, harmless fellow. But he is nothing of the kind, as Andrea learns to her horror when she is raped and abandoned. Unable to discuss her ordeal for several days, Andrea is further traumatized when she finally breaks down and tells her parents: her furious father threatens to kill her assailant, while her mother wants to keep the whole incident quiet. Meanwhile, the serial rapist who attacked Andrea is poised to strike again...and again....The winner of five Emmy awards, this film is based on Gloria D. Miklowitz' novel Did You Hear What Happened to Andrea? (which is also the drama's alternate VHS title).

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