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Cleveland Abduction

Cleveland Abduction

Photo Credit: Bob Mahoney/Lifetime
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Saturday, May 02, 2015 N/A
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  • Season: 2014-2015
  • Network: Lifetime
  • Genre: Drama
  • Category: Movies
  • Subject Matter: True Crime
  • Based On: Finding Me: A Decade of Darkness, A Life Reclaimed: A Memoir of the Cleveland Kidnappings written by Michelle Knight

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Plot Synopsis

Based on the book "Finding Me: A Decade of Darkness, a Life Reclaimed: A Memoir of the Cleveland Kidnappings" by Michelle Knight. On August 22, 2002, in Cleveland, Ohio, 21-year-old single mom Michelle Knight was abducted by Ariel Castro and held captive in his home. Finding strength through her belief in God and determined to be reunited with her son, she refused to be broken by the twisted Castro. Soon thereafter, he abducted two teenagers, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus, and imprisoned them alongside Michelle, who then became a friend and sister figure to her fellow victims. When Berry became pregnant with Castro's child, she delivered the baby, even performing CPR on the infant girl under the threat of Castro while he told her, "If the baby dies, you die." Despite enduring more than a decade of brutality, her spirit would not be broken, and her unshakable faith in the face of a seemingly hopeless situation was a testament to the human spirit. On May 6, 2013, she was rescued from the home that was her prison for nearly 11 years, and finally given the chance to reclaim her life. In 2013 Castro was sentenced to life in prison where he committed suicide by hanging himself after only one month of serving his sentence.


Production Company:

  • Sony Pictures Television

Production Type:

  • Independent
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