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God Bless the Child (1988)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 21 March 1988
Single mother, Theresa Johnson, becomes homeless, loses her job and tries to survive with her young daughter, Hillary, through charities and public shelters.

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Theresa Johnson
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Hillary Johnson
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Althea Watkins
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Raymond Watkins
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Calvin Reed
Jennifer Leigh Warren ...
Sharee Watkins
Davenia McFadden ...
Kathleen
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Richard Watkins (as Dante Terrell Smith)
Jose Soto ...
Bobby Gifford
Shawana Kemp ...
Tracy Watkins
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Chandra Watkins (as Charlain Woodard)
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Charlesletta (as Akuyoe)
Nicholas Podbrey ...
Kenny
Brenda Denmark ...
Elizabeth
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Carrie
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Single mother, Theresa Johnson, becomes homeless, loses her job and tries to survive with her young daughter, Hillary, through charities and public shelters. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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God Bless Mare Winningham
31 December 1999 | by See all my reviews

I think there's no better actress out there than Mare Winningham. It seems that almost always she plays a victim, maybe because she's not jaw-dropping beautiful. But she's believable in every role, and in this one she takes you with her on a downward spiral where the only consolation is her own dogged innocence. Helps you realize, once more, that the people you don't stop to look at twice are each, no less than the striking ones, a complete human world.


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