The Kara Robinson Story
THE GIRL WHO ESCAPED: THE KARA ROBINSON STORY
Starring Katie Douglas, Cara Buono and Kristian Bruun
Premiered February 11 at 8pm EST on Lifetime
NOW WITH ENCORE SHOWINGS due to popular demand and a very successful release!
The Girl Who Escaped: The Kara Robinson Story
15-year-old Kara Robinson (Douglas) 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 (Bruun), a serial killer who was also responsible for the unsolved murders of at least three other young girls. Cara Buono portrays Kara’s mother Debra.
A note from Kara:
Following the completion of the documentary, I was approached by someone interested in writing a movie script. I immediately messaged the team at MarWar to get their input. I had an amazing experience with them working on "Escaping Captivity" and knew they would be the only way I would undertake this project. Together, we decided to proceed with a movie on the Lifetime network. I was involved from the script development at the hands of the wonderful Haley Harris, direction of Simone Stock, and visiting the set where I got to know the actors and actresses and giving input on key scenes.
While I never imagined working on a movie version of my story, this is undoubtedly a project I am proud of. I believe it beautifully demonstrates the complications of someone surviving trauma and trying to re-integrate into a life they knew "before."
I am immensely grateful to the team at MarWar, the actors and actresses, and all of the crew who brought this project to life.
I hope you all love it as much as I do.