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Home > Screenings > Tesera Entertainment > The Girl Who Escaped: The Kara Robinson Story

Director: Simone Stock

Producer: Juliette Hagopian

Executive Producer: Allison Berkley, Howard Braunstein, Joseph Freed, Elizabeth Smart

Writer: Haley Harris

Cast: Katie Douglas, Cara Buono, Kristian Bruun

Genres: Drama, TV Movie

Demographics: 18+


88 mins.

15-year-old Kara Robinson (Katie Douglas from Ginny & Georgia) was watering plants in her best friend's front yard in South Carolina when she was approached by a man who put a gun to her neck and forced her into a plastic storage bin and drove off. He took Kara to his apartment where he held her captive and sexually assaulted her for 18 hours. With her survival instincts kicking in, Kara memorized as many details as possible throughout her ordeal and when her captor finally fell asleep, she escaped the restraints and fled his apartment. Kara was able to lead the police back to the apartment's exact location and identify her captor as Richard Evonitz (Kristian Bruun from Orphan Black), a serial killer who was also responsible for the unsolved murders of at least three other young girls and then helps bring him to justice. Cara Buono from Stranger Things portrays Kara’s mother Debra.