A young woman is granted custody of her children after a divorce. However, her ex-husband kidnaps the children soon afterward, and she can't get any help at all from the authorities.

Director:

Writer:

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A young hot-headed motorbike enthusiast inherits the prototype for an incredibly fast machine which was designed by his brother. He successfully gets the finance for it, and uses the bike ... See full summary »

Director: David Wickes
Stars: David Essex, Beau Bridges, Cristina Raines
Passed Away (1992)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A bunch of eccentric relatives gather for their patriarch's funeral.

Director: Charlie Peters
Stars: Bob Hoskins, Jack Warden, William Petersen
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A Harvard scientist conducts experiments on himself with a hallucinatory drug and an isolation chamber that may be causing him to regress genetically.

Director: Ken Russell
Stars: William Hurt, Blair Brown, Bob Balaban
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A marine is paralyzed after being shot during a training exercise, leaving his parents to fight to get him proper medical care.

Director: Randy Zisk
Stars: Blair Brown, Ken Howard, Cameron Bancroft
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A hard-nosed Chicago journalist has an unlikely love affair with an eagle researcher.

Director: Michael Apted
Stars: John Belushi, Blair Brown, Allen Garfield
Thursday's Child (TV Movie 1983)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: David Lowell Rich
Stars: Gena Rowlands, Don Murray, Jessica Walter
The Duellists (1977)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A duel between two feuding Napoleonic officers eventually evolves into a decades-long series of duels, after each bout - for various reasons - ends unresolved.

Director: Ridley Scott
Stars: Keith Carradine, Harvey Keitel, Albert Finney
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
David Rodman
...
Jan Rodman
...
Karen
...
Lew Beck
...
Jack Farnham
...
Mrs. Benson
...
Pam
...
Andrea
Phillip R. Allen ...
Gersh (as Phillip K. Allen)
William Bryant ...
Dan Miller (as Bill Bryant)
...
Frank Demas
Lee Wallace ...
Hoskins
...
Houghton
Arthur Rosenberg ...
Jordan (as Arthur A. Rosenberg)
Jon St. Elwood ...
Skelly (as John Mullens)
Edit

Storyline

A young woman is granted custody of her children after a divorce. However, her ex-husband kidnaps the children soon afterward, and she can't get any help at all from the authorities.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

divorce | kidnapping | See All (2) »

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 March 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El rescate de Jessica  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The scenes where David takes his daughters to play video games and miniature golf were filmed at (what was then called) Golf 'n Stuff near Metro Center mall in Phoenix. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Message Boards

Discuss The Child Stealer (1979) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?