5.8/10
221
2 user 1 critic

Love Child (1982)

It's an extraordinarily touching true-story about Terry Jean Moore, the determined, independent and young woman who is imprisoned for 7 years on account of a "five dollar" robbery. In the ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Love Letters II (1983)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A story of love and obsession. A young radio personality who, after her mother dies, discovers she had been having a love affair for 15 years. Now she finds herself recreating her mother's ... See full summary »

Director: Amy Holden Jones
Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Bonnie Bartlett, Matt Clark
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Young ski champion Jill Kinmont is left paralyzed after a tragic skiing accident. Her best friend suffers the same fate after contracting polio. Jill must slowly put her life back together again with the help of those close to her.

Director: Larry Peerce
Stars: Marilyn Hassett, Beau Bridges, Belinda Montgomery
The Bell Jar (1979)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

As the horrors beneath the idealized 1950's come about, a successful young woman finds herself having a serious mental breakdown when she returns to New England.

Director: Larry Peerce
Stars: Marilyn Hassett, Julie Harris, Jameson Parker
Alamo Bay (1985)
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A despondent Vietnam veteran in danger of losing his livelihood is pushed to the edge when he sees Vietnamese immigrants moving into the fishing industry in a Texas bay town.

Director: Louis Malle
Stars: Amy Madigan, Ed Harris, Ho Nguyen
Roe vs. Wade (TV Movie 1989)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Holly Hunter plays a lonely, single, poorly educated Texan who finds herself pregnant with no means to support a child. To avoid giving up the child, she seeks an abortion. Denied an ... See full summary »

Director: Gregory Hoblit
Stars: Holly Hunter, Jeff Allin, Dion Anderson
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Several years after the deaths of Dick Buek and her father, Jill Kinmont and her mother leave Los Angeles to spend their summer in their hometown of Bishop, California. They rent a summer ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Peerce
Stars: Marilyn Hassett, Timothy Bottoms, Nan Martin
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A middle-aged steelworker is content with his job and his family, but feels that something is missing in his life. On his 50th birthday, he stops in at a local bar for a drink to celebrate.... See full summary »

Director: Bud Yorkin
Stars: Gene Hackman, Ann-Margret, Ellen Burstyn
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Cletus is a compulsive liar. He prefers the term 'fabrication' to lie though. When Cletus becomes a social worker he's assigned the case of a boy called Jorge (with a 'J') who was taken ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Peerce
Stars: Treat Williams, Lisa Eichhorn, Gabriel Macht
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Terry Jean Moore
...
Jack Hansen
...
J.J.
...
Captain Ellis
...
Mrs. Sturgis
...
Jacki Steinberg
...
Jesse Chaney
...
Arthur Brady
...
Mara
Michael Shane ...
...
Striker (as Randy Dreyfuss)
...
June Burns
Juanita Mahone ...
Cecily
Richard Whiting ...
Judge Weston
...
Tony
Edit

Storyline

It's an extraordinarily touching true-story about Terry Jean Moore, the determined, independent and young woman who is imprisoned for 7 years on account of a "five dollar" robbery. In the prison she will be pregnant by a jailer and she has to fight for bear and keep her child. Written by Kornel Osvart <kornelo@alphanet.hu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

At 19, she was convicted of armed robbery. At 20, she fell in love with a prison guard and had his baby. This is the true story of a courageous woman's fight for the only right she had left.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 October 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Direitos de Mãe  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Originally, this was intended to be a made-for-television film. When the producers saw how well Amy Madigan played the title role, they released it in theatres so that Madigan had a chance at an Academy Award nomination (she wasn't nominated for this film but years later, she was nominated for Twice in a Lifetime (1985)). See more »

Connections

Features Wheel of Fortune (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Walking in the Rain
Written by Harry Vanda (uncredited) and George Young (uncredited)
Performed by Grace Jones
Courtesy of Island Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A real eye-opener!
27 November 1998 | by (Duncan, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

This is quite a fascinating film. It shows us how the criminal justice system works and what it's like inside prison. We feel intimidated, hopeful, disgusted, and downright "in love", just as the lead character does. We can see both sides of the picture, too - from Captain Ellis' very logical advice to the lawyers' dilemma. The games the lawyers and judges play are very realistic, as well. This is based on a true story, and you'll be very much caught up in it. Both sides of the issue have good points. I'm very glad this important issue was given center stage.


7 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?