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Everybody's Baby: The Rescue of Jessica McClure (1989)

TV-PG | | Drama | TV Movie 21 May 1989
A caring community and variety of people nation-wide come together to rescue a baby who is trapped in an abandoned water well, but they have a short time before something bad might happen.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Police Chief Richard Czech
Fire Chief James Roberts
Cissy Mcclure
Chip Mcclure
Robert O'Donnell
Msha Investigator Thomas Kaye
Police Officer Andy Glasscock
Police Officer Manny Beltran
Public Information Officer James White
Bill Jones
Richard Armstrong
Charles Boler
Steve Forbes
Robin Frates ...
Jamie Moore
Fire Captain Alan Doyle


Based on the true story of Jessica McClure who fell into a well while playing in her aunt's backyard. She was stuck in the well 22 feet down and it took rescuers 58 hours to get her out. There was fear that if they shook the earth too much with machinery, it could cause her to fall further down and die. Written by Jason Ihle <jrihl@conncoll.edu>

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Release Date:

21 May 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

58 heures d'angoisse  »

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1.33 : 1
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The film takes place from October 14 to October 16, 1987. See more »

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Surprisingly Gripping
29 June 2011 | by See all my reviews

I watched this one night on TV when there wasn't much else on and wondered how they could make this film last nearly 2 hours? You get taken in by the emotion of it all, I found myself shouting at certain characters, like Mother for being so stupid to leave kids that young near a very deep well only covered by a plant pot? And the guy in charge who refused to listen to the guy offering him new water jet drilling ( maybe Jessica would have gotten out sooner? ) And then there was the guy sent to pull her out who was not strong emotionally. The only downside was the ending, it would have been good to have known more about what happened afterwards? All the acting was very good especially the actress playing the part of the mother.

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