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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 »

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Terry Jean Moore
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Jack Hansen
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J.J.
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Captain Ellis
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Mrs. Sturgis
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Jacki Steinberg
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Jesse Chaney
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Arthur Brady
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Mara
Michael Shane ...
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Striker (as Randy Dreyfuss)
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June Burns
Juanita Mahone ...
Cecily
Richard Whiting ...
Judge Weston
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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>

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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.

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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15 October 1982 (USA)  »

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Direitos de Mãe  »

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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 »

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Features Wheel of Fortune (1975) See more »

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


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