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The Last Child (1971)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller  -  5 October 1971 (USA)
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In a badly-overpopulated future, where each couple is only allowed one child and where people over 65 are forbidden medical care under a very draconian set of laws, a young couple, pregnant... See full summary »

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Cast

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Alan Miller
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Senator Quincy George
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Howard Drumm
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Karen Miller
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Barstow
Kent Smith ...
Gus Iverson
Michael Larrain ...
Sandy
Philip Bourneuf ...
Dr. Tyler
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Sergeant O'Connell (as James A. Watson)
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Shelley Drumm
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Woman in Subway
Roy Engel ...
Conductor
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Nurse
Ivor Francis ...
Doctor Young
Jason Wingreen ...
Ticket Clerk
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In a badly-overpopulated future, where each couple is only allowed one child and where people over 65 are forbidden medical care under a very draconian set of laws, a young couple, pregnant with their second child (the first died shortly after birth) enlist the help of an elderly former US Senator to help them escape to Canada. Written by Randy Goldberg <gaellon@inch.com>

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5 October 1971 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Day They Took the Babies Away  »

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Peter S. Fischer, later a very prolific TV writer and producer, made his television scriptwriting debut with this TV movie. See more »

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References Assassin of Youth (1937) See more »

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Warning on how population control can get out of hand
8 April 1999 | by (Dallas,Texas) – See all my reviews

The Last Child is an excellent movie which was classified as science Fiction and shows how irrational demand for the control of population can get out of hand and how one couple was willing and able to defy an unjust law so that the law could be changed


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