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The Good Mother (1988)

A divorced mother may lose custody of her young daughter to her ex-husband after he learns that the little girl crawled into bed with the mother and her boyfriend.

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Anna Dunlop
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Leo Cutter
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W. O. Muth
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Frank - Grandfather
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Eleanor - Grandmother
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Brian Dunlop
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Molly Dunlop
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Frank Williams
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Ursula
Margaret Bard ...
Aunt Rain
Nancy Beatty ...
Anna's Mother
Barry Belchamber ...
Anna's Father
Mairon Bennett ...
Young Anna
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Young Bobby
Scott Brunt ...
Eric
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A divorced mother may lose custody of her young daughter to her ex-husband after he learns that the little girl crawled into bed with the mother and her boyfriend.

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Can a court determine how we should live, how we should love, how we should raise our children? Now Anna must prove that she is the Good Mother.

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Drama | Romance

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4 November 1988 (USA)  »

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El precio de una pasión  »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$4,764,606
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This was the only pure drama directed by Leonard Nimoy. Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984) and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) were science fiction films while 3 Men and a Baby (1987), Funny About Love (1990) and Holy Matrimony (1994) were comedies. See more »

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Written by Greg Piccolo
Performed by Roomful of Blues
Featuring Arlene Bennett
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true picture of the intrusions of the state on private lives
9 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

Painful as this film is - especially for women - it is accurate in its portrayal of the intrusions of the state on the lives of parents. Laws and practices vary by state, but Massachusetts is notable for its readiness to separate parents from their children for minor infractions or parenting the state disapproves of. It is a warning to parents to stay away from protective services if their beliefs are progressive in ways the state does not agree with.


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