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Caroline? (1990)

TV Movie  |  PG  |   |  Drama  |  29 April 1990 (USA)
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A mysterious woman claiming to be the deceased daughter of a rich man tries to solve the problems of his untrusting son and supposedly mentally handicaped daughter. But one question stands in her way: is she really Caroline?



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Grace Carmichael
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Paul Carmichael
Miss Trollope
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Winston Carmichael
Jenny Jacobs ...
Heidi Carmichael
Libby Whittemore ...
Winston as Adult
Barbara Britt ...
John Bennes ...
Judith Sullivan ...
Mary Nell Santacroce ...
Aunt Helen
Dan Albright ...
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Set in the 1950's, a woman (Zimbalist) appears 14 years after supposedly dying in a plane crash. She claims she never boarded the plane and simply used the crash as a means to escape her debutante life. Now she is ready to rejoin the rest of the family, except everyone is skeptical particularly as she has shown up just in time to inherit a fortune from a recently deceased grandmother (Dorothy McGuire shown in flashbacks). Contains nothing that would be offensive to anyone, but is probably too adult in theme for small children. Written by John Sacksteder <>

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29 April 1990 (USA)  »

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Hallmark Hall of Fame: Caroline? (#39.3)  »

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14 February 2000 | by (Québec, Québec, Canada) – See all my reviews

At first, the only question that seems to be asked in the plot is : "Is she or not Caroline?" Of course the answer you will only have near the end. But central to the movie are also other more universal questions like : "What do you do with a handicapped child?" and then again, more importantly : "What do you do with the (rich) parents of a handicapped child?" This flick kept my interest from the beginning to the end. The psychology of the characters, especially the mother and the young boy, whose lives are organized exclusively around the little girl's handicapped condition, are complex and most interesting.

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