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Abducted: The Carlina White Story

 Review by Suzanne Lanoue 3/3/13

This is a really good movie that I watched back when it aired on Lifetime in October and reviewed it. It's good to have a copy for my DVD collection. I think everyone should watch this movie because it tells a very interesting tale.

Included on the DVD is a documentary about the real life Carlina and her family, "Beyond the Headlines: The Carlina White Story".  Unfortunately, the real life story does not have as much of a happy ending as the Lifetime movie, it sounds like. But life is like that, I guess. It was interesting to see the real-life people and compare them to their TV counterparts. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!


Experience the mystery that captivated American audiences, the emotional true story of one woman's journey to solve her own kidnapping. A Lifetime® Original Movie based on a true story, Abducted: The Carlina White Story arrives on DVD March 5th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Carlina White was abducted as an infant from a New York hospital, solved her own kidnapping and was reunited with her biological parents 23 years later. Starring Aunjanue Ellis (The Help), Keke Palmer (Akeelah and the Bee) and Sherri Shepherd (TV's "The View"), this Lifetime® Original Movie attracted 4.1 million viewers upon its television premiere. The DVD includes Lifetime's one-hour TV documentary going beyond the headlines of the real Carlina White story (which attracted 3.5 million viewers). The Abducted: The Carlina White Story DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98.

In August of 1987, new parents Joy White and Carl Tyson took their 19-day-old daughter Carlina to Harlem Hospital in New York with a high fever. Ann Pettway, who had suffered a series of miscarriages and was desperate for a child of her own, posed as a hospital nurse and walked out of the hospital with Carlina hidden from view. While Joy and Carl desperately searched for their daughter over the years, Pettway was raising Carlina in Bridgeport, Connecticut--a mere 45 miles from New York City. As Carlina grew older she began to suspect Pettway was not her birth mother and launched her own investigation.


* Beyond the Headlines: The Carlina White Story (Bonus Documentary - 45 minutes)

*Subject to change


Aunjanue Ellis                     The Help, Ray, Undercover Brother

Keke Palmer             Akeelah and the Bee, Joyful Noise, Madea's Family Reunion

Sherri Shepherd           TV's "The View," One for the Money,TV's "30 Rock"

Roger Cross              TV's "Arrow," TV's "24"


Year of Production: 2012

Title Copyright:© 2012 A&E Television Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Distributed by Lionsgate Entertainment under license from A+E Networks Consumer Products(TM).

Lifetime, the Lifetime design logo and Your Life. Your Time are trademarks of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a wholly- owned division of A&E Television Networks, LLC. Cover Art and Design © 2012 A&E Television Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Type: TV on DVD

Rating: Not Rated

Genre: Drama

Closed Captioned: N/A

Subtitles: English and Spanish

Format: 16x9 Widescreen (1.78:1)

Feature Running Time: 90 minutes

DVD Audio Status: 2.0 Dolby Digital

Proofread and Edited by Brenda

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