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The five little girls born before the age of futility drugs, were the
pride of Canada. They created interest as lively as Michael Jackson,
Britney Spears, or Lindsay Lohan would today albeit in a much more
positive way. It wasn't too strange to picture children in this
"circus" sideshow, as it would be today. QuintLand opened across the
street from the home which was the birthplace of these little girls.
The movie uses Wyatt, for the kids name and Luke as the name for the
guardian/doctor who cared for the quints until the father was able to
gain court approval to have them returned home. The film is just a
vehicle to show off the girls watching them dance, sing, "play" the
piano, and basically do anything they wish to do no matter how
disruptive or destructive. They are typical very spoiled, little girls,
don't expect to see any extraordinary talents. The story is completely
pointless, you went to see the film to see the quints, and that was
enough back then. Now this movie seems slow, and boring. Caesar Romero
plays the charming weasel with his tricks to torment a newspaper
radio/reporter who wins a contract to carry quints reports over the air
for her New York newspaper, Caesar does all he can to gum up the works
and embarrass Christine Nelson, ace reporter, even coming up with a
fake "sextuplet" birth in the US, which Christine then reports much to
her sorrow. But all is well the two become kissy-kissy at films end.
There are as many misconceptions about the girls are there are details.
They were taken from the parents after birth, returned 9 years later,
but the parents while losing physical custody never lost their ability
to see their offspring in the "sanitized theme park". The province of
Ontario did not charge anyone to observer the girls, in order to offset
the criticism of using the girls as human zoo animals, which they
indeed were. Sorrow followed the return to the parents, the father
would sexually abuse all the girls for many years and they wrote two
books illustrating the bitterness they felt towards all concerned.
Ontario did settle suits by the girls against the province, in the
amount of $4 million. As of 7/2007 only two girls survive at age 73.
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