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The Children Nobody Wanted (1981)

Based on the true story of Tom Butterfield and his crusade to provide family life for homeless children, becoming not only the first bachelor caretaker, but the youngest single adult to ... See full summary »

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Tom Butterfield (as Fred Lehne)
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Bill Westbrook
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McNaulty
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Mrs. Lightheart
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Joey
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Hanna
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Dr. Watson
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George Meuschke
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The Butter Boys - Andrew
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The Butter Boys - Dwayne
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The Butter Boys - Zim
Van Stapleton ...
The Butter Boys - Bobby
Gary Riefle ...
The Butter Boys - Pete
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Based on the true story of Tom Butterfield and his crusade to provide family life for homeless children, becoming not only the first bachelor caretaker, but the youngest single adult to become a legal foster parent in the state of Missouri. Written by Anonymous

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5 December 1981 (USA)  »

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Los niños que nadie quería  »

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This was Michelle Pfeiffer's first leading role. See more »

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Happy Birthday to You
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Written by Patty S. Hill and Mildred J. Hill
Performed by Fredric Lehne, Michelle Pfeiffer and the children
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Should be Sir Thomas
1 January 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

If Tom lived and did what he did here in England he would be Sir Tom now. What a wonderful man I watched the film and was extremely moved. If there were other great men/women like Tom the world would be a happier place. We should hear more about Tom although the film says it all. The USA should have given him The Con Medal of Honour. Plus any other honors they could find. What a great, great man. Such courage and determination I will always be a great admirer. I have recorded the film it has been shown in the UK on 01 January 2013. I am sure many many people here in England were moved by the film too and will write many comments. Here's to you Sir Thomas


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