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Immediate Family (1989)

 -  Drama  -  27 October 1989 (USA)
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Linda and Michael, married for ten years, desperately want a baby and turn to an adoption agency which introduces them to Lucy, a teenage girl expecting her first baby. The three agree that... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Linda Spector
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Michael Spector
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Lucy Moore
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Sam
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Lawyer Susan Drew
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Eli's Mom
Charles Levin ...
Eli's Dad
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Spanish Woman
Jessica James ...
Bessie
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Josh
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Michael's Mother
Harrison Mohr ...
Eli
Matthew Moore ...
Jason
Kristen Sanderson ...
Kristin ('Picasso')
Merrilyn Gann ...
Kristin's Mom
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Linda and Michael, married for ten years, desperately want a baby and turn to an adoption agency which introduces them to Lucy, a teenage girl expecting her first baby. The three agree that Linda and Michael will adopt Lucy's baby and that Lucy will sign away custody. Things don't go quite to plan however.. Written by Rob Hartill

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The toughest choices are made with the heart.

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27 October 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Casi una familia  »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)

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$5,932,613 (USA)
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Mary Stuart Masterson wore an eight-pound sack of bird seed around her stomach to simulate being pregnant. See more »

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References Alien (1979) See more »

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I Can See Clearly Now
Written and Performed by Johnny Nash
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Another movie proving the 80's era of excellence.
15 May 2003 | by (Charlotte,NC) – See all my reviews

The movie Immediate Family is one of those rare films that never reach the public in a big way. But, the people that do see it are usually impacted greatly on the way to handle adoption and pregnancy at an early age. The cast:Glenn Close, James Woods, Mary Stuart Masterson, and Kevin Dillon are just the right mix to produce a movie of this genre. If you like baby flicks, I suggest you try out this one. Yet another example of 80's greatness.

Rating:8/10 stars


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