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On Our Own (1988)

PG | | Drama, Family | TV Movie
Siblings who've been dumped in the foster care system find ways to be on their own, often making mistakes and learning from them along the way.

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(as F.T. Pavlov)

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Peggy Williams
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Uncle Jack
Scott Warner ...
Amy Allred ...
Kate Robbins
Tom Dayton ...
Travis Robbins
Stephanie Kramer ...
Lori Robbins
Jean Roylace ...
Mrs. Forsythe
T.C. Christensen ...
Mr. Forsythe (as Tom Christensen)
Mike Wuergler ...
Mr. Arnold
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L.A. Detective (as Don Re Sampson)
Liz Hansen ...
Nurse Buckman
Don Dunkenson ...
The Judge
David Lister ...
Night Guard (as Dave Lister)
Leslie Craig ...
Teresa Waddell
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Rhett Waddell
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Four children set out on their own after their mother's death to avoid being separated by foster care. Trying to find their Uncle Jack, they encounter adventure and danger. Before the story's touching yet humorous conclusion, they make some serious mistakes... and learn some important lessons. Written by <vertigus@aol.com>

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Goofs

When Jack asks Mitch to get off the bus, Mitch's line "Why should I?" clearly does not match his mouth. See more »

Quotes

Mitch Robbins: Just play it cool.
Travis Robbins: How do you play it cool?
Mitch Robbins: Well - pretend like you're asleep.
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On Our Own
Written by Alan Osmond
Performed by The Osmond Boys
Arranged by Sam Cardon
Osmond Lane Music editions
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Best Movie Ever
3 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Commenter before me stated this movie is the worst that was ever forced upon him/her as a child. I have to say though that I loved this movie when was little and I still love it today. The movie has the best running theme of all-family togetherness. Considering the time period the movie was released I thought the movie was acted out well. I only wish I could still find a copy of it somewhere!! Of all the 1980's films I watched as a kid this was on of my favorites. I know I probably watched it at least once a week with my brother and my mom. I would definitely recommend it to anyone I know-or don't know. So if you do find a copy of it I suggest watching it! It's wonderful and heartwarming.


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