The Long Island Incident (1998)

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The story of Carolyn McCarthy, the housewife whose life is changed by a gunman who opened fire on a crowded commuter train, killing six people including her husband and wounding nineteen, including her 26-year-old son, Kevin. She struggles to nurse her son, whilst campaigning tirelessly for gun control, becoming a political candidate and then a congressional representative.

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