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They've Taken Our Children: The Chowchilla Kidnapping

They've Taken Our Children: The Chowchilla Kidnapping

Air Date Rating Share Against the
Monday, March 01, 1993 14.5 23 2
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  • Season: 1992-93
  • Network: ABC
  • Genre: Drama
  • Category: Movies
  • Subject Matter: True Crime, Children/Teens
  • Based On: Why Have They Taken Our Children written by J. Baugh,J.Mogan
  • Misc.: Based On Book/Play

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Plot Synopsis

Based on the book by Jack Baugh & Jefferson Morgan. In 1976, Chowchilla, California, bus driver Ed Ray and a busload of children are kidnapped and buried alive by three delinquent teenagers demanding ransom money. Through the heroic efforts and calming presence of Mr. Ray, tragedy is averted.


Production Company:

  • Ron Gilbert Assoc., Joel Fields Prods., Leonard Hill Films.

Production Type:

  • Independent
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