The Unforgivable Secret (1982)

Run Time - 46 min.  |  
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Amanda Plummer was preparing to star in the Broadway play Agnes of God (for which she ultimately won a Tony Award) when she was cast in this ABC Afterschool Special. Having never known her "late" father, 15-year-old Angela Dunoway (Plummer) is startled when she meets him by accident. Insisting upon learning the truth about her dad, Angela confronts her mother Karen (Barbara Feldon), who reluctantly reveals that Angela was born out of wedlock. Filmed on location in Long Island, The Unforgivable Secret is based on Hila Colman's novel Tell Me No Lies (in which, incidentally, the heroine is 12 years old, rather than 15).