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|Directed by||Graeme Campbell|
|Produced by||Seth Ersoff|
|Written by||Linda Taddeo|
|Starring||Rachael Leigh Cook,
George C. Scott,
|Music by||James McVay|
|Editing by||Paul Martin Smith|
|Release dates||January 14, 1997|
|Running time||94 min|
Country Justice (also known as Family Rescue) is a 1997 American made for TV crime drama film.
Emma (Rachael Leigh Cook) is a 15-year-old girl who was raised in a Western Virginia mining town by her miner grandfather, Clayton Hayes (George C. Scott). She wants to know about her mother Angie Baker (Ally Sheedy), who abandoned her when she was a baby. She decides to go visit her mother in Tennessee.
When she arrives at her the trailer where her mother lives, she is greeted by her mother's partner Ray Wilcox (Don Diamont) who is attracted to her the minute he meets her. He keeps complimenting her using superficial charm until one night she goes out to dinner with him. He gives her too much champagne, then takes her to an abandoned trailer on the same lot that her mother Angie and Ray lives on and starts kissing Emma on the lips and whispering in Emma's ear that "I love you should be mine" while he strips off Emma's shoes and stockings and begins to rape her.
This results in Emma becoming pregnant. She tells her grandfather, who threatens to murder Ray. Then Ray starts stalking her, which in turn ends up making her go into labor. Ray sues for sole custody of their son; he wins the case, but Clayton kidnaps the baby.
After becoming a fugitive, the police arrive at Emma's house along with Ray to get the baby. Emma tells them she doesn't have the baby and after persistent questioning and threats from Ray, they leave. Clayton is assisted by various friends while on the run, including a minister.
Clayton is forced to come out of hiding and seek a hospital when the baby's health starts to decline causing him to stop breathing. He is eventually found and Emma wins the custody fight on appeal and Clayton is granted custody of the baby. Ray comes back and tries to talk to Angie, but Clayton sends him away. At the end of the movie Angie, Clayton, and Emma living together and taking care of the baby and Emma going to school.
- Rachael Leigh Cook as Emma Baker
- George C. Scott as Clayton Hayes
- Ally Sheedy as Angie Baker
- Don Diamont as Ray Wilcox