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To Save the Children

1 h 31 min199418+
Teacher Jake Downey has relocated to a small town in Wyoming hoping to escape the urban problems of his last assignment. His myth of rural bliss is shattered when a former police officer comes unglued, builds a bomb, and takes Jake's class hostage. The heroism of his true story unfolds as the hostage drama takes many surprising turns toward the phenomenal conclusion.
Steven Hilliard Stern
Richard ThomasWendy CrewsonJessica Steen
English [CC]
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Joanne VannicolaRobert UrichBarclay HopeAlex CarterCorey SevierWilliam HopeDan Petronijevic
Michael G. LarkinDale A. AndrewsJanet Faust KrusiChris Danton
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4.2 out of 5 stars

33 global ratings

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Shon R. EdwardsReviewed in the United States on March 30, 2011
5.0 out of 5 stars
Wonderful true story!
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This is a wonderful true story. I remember it happening, living not too far from where it happened. (I am in northern Utah and the town of Cokeville, Wyoming, where this occurred is in the west, not far from the Idaho border.)

Interestingly, what was left out, was that the children reported seeing and hearing angels instructing them where to go and what to do to avoid getting hurt by the blast. Whatever your belief system is, this is something that many children actually reported. Very interesting, isn't it?

Miraculously, a bomb that should have destroyed an entire school, did relatively little damage, and the only casulties were the kidnapper and his wife. "To Save the Children" is a wonderful addition to any DVD collection, and I would buy it again or recommend it in a heartbeat.
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Joan AndersonReviewed in the United States on May 5, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Community courage
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Another real life school attack (1986). Amazing how everyone handled it. So sad that many children are afraid to go to school, butood to see that people consistently respond to community crisis to minimize impact on victims.
Kindle Customer cblueReviewed in the United States on January 27, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
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The movie was defective and stopped several time completely and at other times the picture was gone while the sound track continued. I actually did not mind that so much because the movie was awful in everyway, dialogue, the way the story was protrayed, soundtrack, the whole thing was a joke.. Don't waste your time.
WillowReviewed in the United States on December 4, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Dumb as the Hillbillies this movies portrays
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Just over the top and sadly does not present the real problems .
m2414Reviewed in the United States on August 13, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
good movie
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great richard thomas movie based on true story
maryannReviewed in the United States on September 5, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Two words, Richard Thomas
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There is no John boy hair, he was so creepy in this movie
Elaine R. RussellReviewed in the United States on June 23, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
Good movie
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I love mvies, especially action packd and this one is. You don'tvwant to walk away when this is on. Great
R. THORNEReviewed in the United States on January 13, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
One of Richard Thomas' best movies
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Great movie. Richard Thomas is really creepy.
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