The ABC Afterschool Special

Season 12 Episode 4

Andrea's Story: A Hitchhiking Tragedy

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Aired Wednesday 4:00 PM Dec 07, 1983 on ABC
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Andrea's Story: A Hitchhiking Tragedy
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A pretty teen-aged girl named Andrea Cranston and her boyfriend are stranded, and decide to hitchhike home. A nice man driving a green Dodge Coronet gives them a ride. After dropping the boyfriend off at home, the nice man reveals his true colors and declares "We're going for a ride." The man takes Andrea to a remote location, knocks her out and rapes her. This story explores the dangers of hitchhiking and the boyfriend's efforts to track down Andrea's assailant. In the end, the man is caught, and it's revealed he has raped more than one girl in his time.moreless

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    Michele Greene

    Michele Greene

    Andrea Cranston

    Guest Star

    Carrie Snodgress

    Carrie Snodgress

    Mrs. Cranston

    Guest Star

    Matt Clark

    Matt Clark

    Phil Cranston

    Guest Star

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      • The episode won 5 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Direction in Children's Programming, Outstanding Technical Crafts in Children's Programming - Associate Direction/Videotape Editing, Outstanding Music Composition in Children's Programming, Outstanding Design Crafts in Children's Programming - Art Direction and Outstanding Cinematography in Children's Programming.

      • Released on VHS under the title "Did You Hear What Happened to Andrea?," by New Kid Home Video.

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