Adapted from a novel by Ann Packer, this made-for-cable romantic drama stars Michelle Trachtenberg) as Carrie Beal, a Madison, Wisconsin native engaged to her high school sweetheart Mike Mayor (Will Estes). Already having serious second thoughts about her relationship with Mike, Carrie is further conflicted when he is permanently paralyzed in a diving accident. Unable to cope with the fact that Mike now needs her more than ever, Carrie abruptly heads out of town, leaving her engagement ring behind her. Inagurating a whole new life in New York City, Carrie becomes a successful fashion designer, and also has a lengthy affair with an older man named Kilroy (Sean Maher). But when things begin to go sour for her, will Carrie be able to return to Madison--and beyond that, will Mike and the other loved ones she deserted be willing to forgive and forget? The Dive from Claussen's Pier was first telecast by the Lifetime network on July 25, 2005.
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