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Small Sacrifices


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First of a two-part drama, based on a true story, starring Farrah Fawcett, John Shea, Ryan O'Neal
On the night of May 13, 1983, Diane Downs, a distraught mother of three, is found in her car outside the emergency room of her local hospital. Her children are with her, shot and dying under the most mysterious of circumstances. Were they attacked by the mysterious stranger Diane describes, or is there a more sinister explanation? Concludes tomorrow at 9pm.


Unknown: Farrah Fawcett
Unknown: John Shea
Unknown: Ryan O'Neal
Unknown: Diane Downs
Diane Downs: Farrah Fawcett
Frank Joziak: John Shea
Lew Lewiston: Ryan O'Neal
Doug Welch: Gordon Clapp
Karen Downs: Emily Perkins
Paul Boyd Downs: Garry Chalk
Daryl Chapman: Ken James
Russell Wells: Sean McCann
Matt Jensen: Garwin Sanford
WallyBeck: Tom Butler
Robbie Downs: Christopher Carvalho

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