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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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Jennifer Williams
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Bill Westbrook
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McNaulty
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Mrs. Lightheart
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George Meuschke
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The Butter Boys - Zim
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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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O Come, All Ye Faithful
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Lyrics by Frederick Oakeley and music by John Reading
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True story of Tom Butterfield
15 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

This movie is one that will touch your heart. Tom Butterfield a young man in living MO adopts a orphan and then another and then another until he has a house full of kids. Saving them from the terrible orphanages they live in and abuse, with the help of his girlfriend, played by the wonderful Michelle Pfeiffer, in one of her best roles ever. It is a loving story of how one mans drive and open heart saved many young lives and continues to do so even today.


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