Rick is a 17 year old golden boy whose father wants him to become a doctor like himself. Lonnie is a 16 year old girl, who has just come back from a hospital after an attempted suicide. Their families are close friends. Right away, Lonnie and Rick fall madly in love. Meanwhile Rick becomes aware that his father is not the man he seems to be and Rick starts acting out. Thinking Lonnie's the reason of his son's behaviour, Rick's father forbids him to see her anymore. Rick and Lonnie's relationship begins to spiral as they struggle to cope with their lives. Will their love survive?
This movie tells the story of two families. It deals with the tragic reality of teenage suicide. It shows how parents confront their guilt and pain. Pick up the pieces and go on with their lives. How faced with the unthinkable, a family survives.
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A TV movie for the ABC network. See more
The filming camera shows shots as Rick saw them through his own camera, when he was shooting his father and his father's mistress arguing by her car. The freeze-frame of the father putting his hand on the mistress's face is his hand and her cheek that are closer to Rick. When Rick is developing the prints, the father's hand is on the other side of the woman's face. Even if the print were reversed, the hand would be on the side of the face closer to the camera. See more
Oh my goodness, oh my soul! There goes Alice down the hole!
Several video guides say that this film was originally 156 minutes in length. However, the 1993 video (released under the title TRAGEDY) is only 118 minutes long. See more
Written by Dan Navarro
(as D. Navarro) and Eric Lowen
(as R. Lowen)
Performed by Pat Benatar
Courtesy of Chrysalis Records See more