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He's Not Your Son (1984)

Two couples face the possibility that their infant sons, both born on the same day, were inadvertently switched at the hospital, and a chain of revelations and decisions threatens both families.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kathy Saunders
Michael Saunders
Holly Barnes
Dr. Langtry
Doctor Stadler
Dr. Sullivan
Ted Barnes
Hugh Gorrian ...
Bob Swain
Jeanne Evans ...
Mae Daniels
Ed Holmes ...
Judge Long
Arnold Margolin ...
Dorian Dupree
Dr. Steinman
Karen Radcliffe ...
Holly's Nurse
Lisa Lemole ...
Frank Barnes


Donna Mills and Ken Howard play Kathy and Michael Saunders, who are forced to face the possibility that their new baby may not be their new baby. It's a possibility that the hospital made a mistake, and that the Saunders infant was switched with the newborn son of Holly and Ted Barnes (Ann Dusenberry, John James). This error result in emotional disaster for both couples. Twin babies Drew and Preston James play the child in question. Written by Ørnås

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Release Date:

3 October 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Csecsemőcsere  »

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1.33 : 1
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Movie was shot at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Tx See more »

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During the end credits, we see the two boys growing up together. See more »

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This one really upset me
21 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

There wasn't much to like about this movie.

When a couple brings their seriously ill baby boy to the hospital they learn that not only will the baby die without surgery, but he is not their bioligical child. Naturally, a search for their "real" son begins.


This movie had two of the most unlikable characters I have ever had the misfortune to see. Let's start with Donna Mills character, the woman who had raised the sick baby boy. She immediately starts packing up his things and when a call comes that he has taken a turn for the worst, she refuses to go to the hospital because "he's not my son". Just like that, she turns off all feeling for him. John James, as the biological father of the sick baby, doesn't even want to consider that the child he is raising might not be his real son, not because he is going to be devastated if he has to give him up, but because he is a dumb jock football coach who doesn't want a "defective" kid who may not be a ball player one day.

I don't know if this one was based on a true story or not, but if it was and it really happened like this, I feel for those two boys.

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