A Life Interrupted is a 2007 Lifetime Television film directed by Stefan Pleszczynski and starring Lea Thompson. It was nominated in 2008 for the Best TV Movie Gemini Award. It depicts events in life of Debbie Smith leading to passing in 2004 of the Debbie Smith Act.
On March 3, 1989, a man wearing a ski mask entered Debbie Smith's Williamsburg, Virginia, home and threatened her with a gun, dragged her into the woods, blindfolded her and raped her repeatedly over the next hour. She participated in the collection of DNA evidence for a rape kit, but it was not formally tested and entered into a national database until 1994. This film follows Debbie's fight for justice.
Lea Thompson as Debbie Smith,
Anthony Lemke as Rob Smith,
Éléonore Lamothe as Young Crystal,
Cindy Busby as Crystal Smith,
Devon Bostick as Young Bobby,
Tommy Lioutas as Bobby Smith