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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)  »

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The Day They Took the Babies Away  »

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This TV movie was Van Heflin's final performance. He died of a heart attack three months before the original broadcast, making the death of his character all the more poignant. See more »

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References Assassin of Youth (1937) See more »

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Not as good as other John Llewellyn Moxey TV movies!
9 November 2001 | by (Boca Raton, FL) – See all my reviews

I just never bought into this story. Even though I agree with the stories subtle premise, that some time in the future, Population Control will be necessary for the survival of the human race. The other part of this movies premise was just not believable. The fact that this couple had to run from the Population Control Police, because they were going to have a second child, even though the first child died at just over 1 year old, seems a little too extreme, and made it hard for me to buy into. This movie seemed too one sided and more of a political statement about one's rights, rather than dealing equally with the serious questions of Overpopulation. Not as good as the other classic TV-movies directed by John Llewellyn Moxey, the Master of 70's TV-Movies & Pilots (Genesis II, Night Stalker, Kung Fu, A Taste of Evil, etc.)


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