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In the Best Interest of the Child (1990)

Jennifer's daughter is having nightmares and acting violently. It dawns to her that the child may be sexually abused by her father. What is she to do when the court isn't favourable in the ... See full summary »

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Jennifer Colton
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Howard Feldon
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Walt Colton
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Jennifer's daughter is having nightmares and acting violently. It dawns to her that the child may be sexually abused by her father. What is she to do when the court isn't favourable in the child's hour of need? Written by Timo Lamminjoki <lamminjo@pcu.helsinki.fi>

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Where's the closure?
6 October 2002 | by (The Colony, Texas) – See all my reviews

This movie was interesting and it held my attention but I was very disappointed in the end at the lack of an ending. When the courts are wrong and people fight for justice, I feel the viewer needs to know that there are alternatives to the choices the main character has made. This movie just ended and left you feeling pretty cheated.


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