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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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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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Camera helicopter reflected in the side of the bus during the final chase scene. 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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Goodbye Tomorrow
Written by Alan Osmond
Performed by The Osmond Boys
Arranged by Sam Cardon
Osmond Lane Music editions
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The family that runs away together stays together
7 September 2000 | by (Rochester, MN) – See all my reviews

A tough life gets tougher when the three children of a single mom are scheduled to be sent to separate foster homes after her untimely passing.

To stay together, the older boy plans a daring, high risk escape to find a distant lost uncle- their only remaining next of kin.

Their trek takes the three fearful runaways on a chase through the desert in a classic beetle, penniless, hungry, desperate, terrorized by delinquents and too young to drive, hunted by the ever threatening civil authorities.

What the movie lacks in acting and plot realism, it makes up for in the honest human need to be a part of a fulfilled and complete family- even if that family is cobbled together with spare parts of broken lives.

Sure, the ending is forced and too over-dramatic for the critical movie goer, but every heart beats the same cry for family togetherness and belonging.

With all its weaknesses, I still give this movie a strong recommendation.


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