With the simple, on-screen title PINOCCHIO, this is an ambitious if not entirely successful attempt to transcend the '90s trend for mini-monsters.
Public defender Jennifer Garrick (Rosalind Allen) has taken the case of Vincent Gotto (Lewis Van Bergen), who five years earlier was discovered burying his young son's body next to a large Pinocchio puppet and who was also convicted of several other child murders. Though Gotto says he wants to
die, Jennifer is not entirely convinced of his guilt. Circumstances land the puppet in the possession of Jennifer's young daughter Zoe (Brittany Alyse Smith), who has been sullen and resentful ever since her father left her and ...