16 and Missing

Synopsis: Widower Daniel and model son Brandon's happiness with his second wife, a retired FBI agent, is poisoned by her spoiled-rotten, ever-hostile teen daughter Abbey, who once survived a kidnapping during which her father was fatally shot. Abbey confide only into more sensible buddy Janelle her hair-brain scheme to runaway to Arizona for her pen lover, handsome young cop Gavin. It soon becomes clear to the home-front, earlier the her, that Gavin is an alias assumed by ex-con Wesley, who has a deep, dark motive.
Genre: Thriller
Director(s): Michael Feifer
Production: Feifer Worldwide
87 min


The forecast. Showers, heavy at times

with occasional thunderstorms today

and a high of 89 degrees.

Partial cloudiness with a high of 74.

More showers developing tomorrow...

...with the winds out of the west

at 22 miles per hour,

it's currently 80 degrees.

Mommy, why do you have

to go away so much?

Aw, baby. I don't go away that often.

Yes, you do.

Yeah, you kind of do, Julia.

Guys, I'm so sorry.

Mommy has a very important job.

I still don't understand what you do.

She helps keep people safe.

- Like me?

- Yeah, just like you.

- Thanks, Mommy. I love you.

- I love you too, sugar bear.

- Mrs. Foster.

- Hey, Jack.

- So where are you heading now?

- You know I can't tell you that.

Well, I thought maybe

you would slip up just once.

I love you guys.

We love you too.

How long are you going to be gone

this time?

One week. Hey.

I'm sorry.

Hey, it's what I signed up for.

It's all a part of being married

to an FBI agent.

You know, I've been thinking

about maybe asking some

of the younger agents

to cover my field work.

And I could do a little bit more work

from home.

- Do you think they can handle the job?

- I think it's worth a chance.

Well, let's talk about it

when you get back.

In the meantime, you go about protecting

whoever it is that you're protecting

and just make sure

you come home safely, okay?

Yeah, I will.

You know, I'm gonna go

to some pretty cool countries.

You want me to bring you back anything?

- Coffee.

- Coffee?


Yeah, you and Daddy drink it

all the time. So it must be good.

Coffee is not for kids, silly.

Not even a little bit.

- How about a doll?

- No.

I want coffee.

Coffee, okay. Coffee it is.

I love you.

- I love you.

- Love you too.



- Thanks.

- I'll get this.

Bye, Mommy. I love you.

I love you.

Be safe.

- Right, you okay? Huh?

- Yes.

All right. Thank you.

The rain is starting to come down.

Can you believe this?

I miss Mommy already.

I... I know. I miss Mommy too,

but you and I are going to have

so much fun

and Mommy will be back

before you know it, right?

- Yeah.

- All right.

Oh my goodness.

Oh my goodness.

This is so cool.

Oh my goodness.

And you're sure you're not spoiling her?

No, I'm giving her autonomy.

Do you know how much time

that's gonna save us?

I know, but a brand new car?

A new car's a safe car.

That's true

but, you know, she's been a little...

Not today, babe.

I love that little girl.

I'd do anything for her.

You know she's had a rough time.

Thank you, thank you, Mom.

Of course, baby.

- Thanks, Daniel.

- Happy birthday, kiddo.

- It's beautiful.

- Good.

It's beautiful.

It's a car. It's dangerous. Okay.

So smart and safe.

- Smart and safe...

- I got you.

- I promise.

- All right.

You know, Abbey, just one more time.

Just to make sure you hear me.

Smart and safe.

Mom, I promise.

So can I drive it?

- It's her car.

- It is.

Kids, guys, one at a time, just

around the block and back, all right?

And no distractions or radio,

nothing like that, all right?

Smart and safe.

Yeah, I got you.

Maybe I can take you on that date now.

In my new car? I don't think so.

- Well, why not?

- Grow up, Bobby.

If you wanna take me on a date,

you have to get your own car first.

My parents aren't nearly that cool.

- Janelle, wanna go?

- Yeah, let's go.

Let's go.

- So are we having cake or what?

- And ice cream.

Cake and ice cream.

Come on, let's eat it all

before the girls get back!

- Ready?

- Okay, yes, let's go.

Here we go.

Daniel, please tell them to stop.

Oh, come on, Abbey, it was an accident.

Really? An accident?

You always defend them.

I don't always defend them.

All right, guys, come back

and say you're sorry.

By referring to it as an accident,

you're trivializing what they did.

Hey, watch your tongue please.

Now you're defending him?

Does it ever stop? Can you see

what I've had to put up with

ever since they moved in?

Can't you guys see

that you always gang up on me?

All the time?

Why are you living

in the same house together?

Can't you wait until

I go away to college?

You know what?

You keep talking with that tone,

you're not gonna go to college.

I don't believe that.

I'm sure you and Daniel can't wait

until I go away to college.

In fact, you probably bought me the car

so you won't have to see me as much.

Seriously? That's ridiculous.

Come on, Mom. Don't be a hypocrite.

Don't you dare talk to your mother

like that!

Don't you dare talk to me

that way! Okay?

You're not my father.

In fact, you should stay out of anything

that relates to my mother.

Okay, you know what, Janelle?

I think it's time for you to go home.

No, Janelle needs to see

that it's not an all as perfect

as it appears from the outside.

Abbey! You are out of line!

I'm out of line?

Look what you've done to us.

You brought him

and you brought his two little brats

into our house

and ruined everything!

You know what, Abbey?

You told me that you liked Daniel.

You told me

that you wanted me to be happy.

But what about my happiness?

Didn't you ever think about me?

I always think about you.

No, you don't.

- I thought this was the right decision.

- It's not.

Come on, Janelle.

She's a teenager, right?

I mean, she just has a chemical imbalance.

I knew we should have waited

until she went away to college

to get married.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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