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Adam (1983)

After their child is abducted, John and Reve Walsh are trying to find him. But, shortly after that, Adam is found dead.

Director:

Michael Tuchner

Writer:

Allan Leicht
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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel J. Travanti ... John Walsh
JoBeth Williams ... Reve Walsh
Martha Scott ... Gram Walsh
Richard Masur ... Jay Howell
Paul Regina ... Joe Walsh
Mason Adams ... Ray Mellette
Tony Frank Tony Frank ... Lt. Richard Hynds
John M. Jackson ... Det. Jim Gibbons
Alex Harvey Alex Harvey ... Det. Jack Hoffman
John Boston John Boston ... Adam Walsh
John Edson John Edson ... Congressman Clay Shaw (as John Perry Edson Jr.)
Rick Stokes Rick Stokes ... Congressman James Sensenbrenner Jr
Robert Ginnaven ... Det. Vincent Corrao
Robin Bradley Robin Bradley ... Julie Patz
Gary Moody Gary Moody ... Jeff
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After their child is abducted, John and Reve Walsh are trying to find him. But, shortly after that, Adam is found dead.

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Trivia

In 2008, The Hollywood Police Department closed the case of the murder of Adam Walsh, naming Ottis Elwood Toole (1947-1996) the killer of Adam Walsh. Ottis Toole was a prolific serial killer who along with his partner-in-crime Henry Lee Lucas are thought to have been responsible for dozens of murders across the United States. Ottis Toole confessed in graphic detail how he kidnapped and murdered Adam Walsh in 1983, shortly after his arrest. He then recanted and then confessed again, only later to recant once again. In 1991, after he was exposed as a vicious serial killer, Jeffery Dahmer was considered a strong suspect in the case, because in 1981 he lived in Miami Beach, Florida a short distance from the now defunct Hollywood Mall. There are also several witnesses who to this day swear they saw him at the Hollywood Mall on July 27, 1981. After a "thorough" review of the case, The HPD concluded it was Ottis Toole who was responsible. See more »

Alternate Versions

Subsequent re-runs of the movie have a different roll-call of missing children at the end. See more »


Soundtracks

Peace Prayer
Lyrics adapted from St. Francis of Assisi
Music by John Foley, S.J.
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powerful
13 October 2014 | by mattkratzSee all my reviews

This was the powerful true story of the abduction and murder of Adam Walsh and his parents' crusade to get legislation passed to aid abducted children to prevent such a thing from happening again-in other words, tougher standards. Adam is abducted from a Hollywood, Florida, mall and is later found murdered. His father, John Walsh, pushes for tougher legislation for the FBI to get involved with the aid of Richard Masur's character. Great performances all around, especially from Masur and Daniel J. Travanti as John Walsh. This was also a terrific movie with a message in it and a fabulous ending and a must-see for anyone. I strongly recommend it! *** 1/2 out of ****


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 1983 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Galveston, Texas, USA See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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