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Message to My Daughter (1973)

A confused teenager discovers a stack of tapes recorded years earlier by her dying mother.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Janet Thatcher
John Thatcher
Miranda Thatcher
Neva Patterson ...
Mrs. Oliver
Dave Hanley
Jerry Ayres ...
King Moody ...
Bob Goldstein ...
Lucille Benson ...
Woman on Train
John Lasell ...
Richard McMurray ...
Mr. Oliver
Jan Shutan ...
Mother on Train
Della Thomas ...
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A confused teenager discovers a stack of tapes recorded years earlier by her dying mother.

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12 December 1973 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rakas Miranda  »

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Salem's Lot
8 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

I'm watching it as I type.

Bonnie Bedelia. I am always reminded of how beautiful she is and that she looks like Molly Shannon, formerly of Saturday Night Live, I think, anyway.

I had heard of her Oscar nominated performance in "Heart Like A Wheel" a movie about race car driver Shirley Muldowney, and I knew Bedelia was in the Die-hard movies, two of them anyway.

I looked her name up to see what else she might have done that I had seen.

Message to My Daughter, a 1973 telemovie.

About the right time. A quick read of the plot confirmed it. This is what I saw way back then.

I didn't watch all of it, but it seemed incredibly intriguing, and I do remember the abortion attempt, but she changed her mind.

It was the year of Roe v. Wade.

So was this movie pro abortion or anti abortion? 1973 wasn't a tame year for subject matter, but it is astonishing that more isn't heard about this film.

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