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Nancy Sackett (written by) and
Jim Lawrence (written by)
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Release Date:
1 December 1982 (USA) See more »
A young mother hands her children into what she thinks is a childcare center while she finds a new home, but returns to find that they have been adopted out without her knowledge. | Add synopsis »
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination See more »


  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Mare Winningham ... Kate Bradshaw

Polly Holliday ... Mary Gertrude

John Anderson ... Stanley Willard

Kate Capshaw ... Elaine Rogers

Scatman Crothers ... Mose Wheeler

Richard Dysart ... Hunter Burgess

Mary McCusker ... Carol

Peter Scolari ... Woody

Jane Wyatt ... Judge Eloise Walker

Anne Haney ... Mrs. Sims

Lenora May ... Susan Tyree

Robert Wightman ... T.C.

Noble Willingham ... Lander Hughes

Robert Alan Browne ... Mr. Lester
Conlan Carter ... Reverend Hamner
Roger Hampton ... Dock Foreman

Ernest Harden Jr. ... Dude #1
Randal Patrick ... Court Clerk (as Randy Patrick)

O-Lan Jones ... Donna (as O-Lan Shepard)
David Friedman ... Tom Junior

Soleil Moon Frye ... Mary Elizabeth
Marissa Cowman ... Baby Ruth
Serena Cowman ... Baby Ruth

Directed by
Dick Lowry 
Writing credits
Nancy Sackett (written by) and
Jim Lawrence (written by)

Produced by
Jay Benson .... producer
William Kayden .... executive producer
Original Music by
Fred Karlin 
Cinematography by
Donald H. Birnkrant  (as Don H. Birnkrant)
Film Editing by
Byron 'Buzz' Brandt 
Casting by
Vivian McRae 
Melissa Skoff 
Art Direction by
Paul Peters 
Set Decoration by
Richard D. Kent  (as Richard Kent)
Makeup Department
Janice D. Brandow .... hair stylist (as Janice Brandow)
Jim Kail .... makeup artist (as James Kail)
Production Management
Robert G. Stone .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frederic B. Blankfein .... first assistant director (as Fred Blankfein)
John Eyler .... second assistant director
Art Department
Larry Clark Bird .... property master (as Larry C. Bird)
Sound Department
Alex Bamattre .... sound effects editor
Chick Camera .... sound effects editor
Gene Eliot .... sound effects editor
Ron Tinsley .... sound effects editor
Josef von Stroheim .... sound effects editor (as Joe von Stroheim)
Keith A. Wester .... sound mixer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ellis Cohen .... costume supervisor: men's costumes
Mina Mittelman .... costume supervisor: women's costumes
Music Department
Donald Harris .... music editor
Other crew
Doris Grau .... script supervisor
Crew believed to be complete

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92 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Soleil Moon Frye's TV debut.See more »


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