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God Bless the Child (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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Theresa's hair length varies from long to short & back again from scene to scene. This is especially noticeable when Theresa is at the first shelter, and the woman in charge tells her she only has 3 days left. Her hair is much longer than in previous scenes. See more »

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A woman loses her husband, job and house, and tries to survive with her daughter. At the end she has to make a hard decision.
31 August 1998 | by (Eindhoven, the Netherlands) – See all my reviews

A complaint against poverty. Even more gripping than its portrayal of the sad situation in which the woman finds herself is the hopelessness of it, as can for be heard in her remark 'without a house I cannot get a job and without a job I cannot get a house.' The movie provides no answers, but that is a strength more than a weakness, making the viewer even more aware of the seriousness of the problem at hand. It does make for a sad movie, though.


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