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God Bless the Child (1988)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  21 March 1988 (USA)
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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
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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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21 March 1988 (USA)  »

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Children of Poverty  »

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When Theresa is first looking at her low-income apartment, we see lost of holes & other damage in the walls. The damage changes & even disappears in later scenes. See more »

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An Unforgettable Drama as Tragic and Common as Life today!
31 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Mare Winningham plays the role of a single mother who must struggle without a job and a home with a young child. The film is memorable because she must make the most difficult choice that any parent can make of whether her only child should remain with her on the streets, in rat-infested apartments, in shelters, after friends and family can't help them out anymore. This issue is not new but as old as time itself where parents must struggle to make the most difficult decision of turning her child over to foster care and the state or live on the streets. The final scene is just heartbreaking so have your tissues ready to wipe the tears away.


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