MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 20,171 this week

In the Best Interest of the Child (1990)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  20 May 1990 (USA)
6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 63 users  
Reviews: 5 user

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 »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

10 Best Back-to-School TV Shows

Dust off your varsity jacket and get excited for fall with our list of the 10 best back-to-school TV shows.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 40 titles
created 13 May 2014
 
list image
a list of 3 titles
created 10 months ago
 
list image
a list of 4741 titles
created 9 months ago
 
ECA
a list of 21 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: In the Best Interest of the Child (TV Movie 1990)

In the Best Interest of the Child (TV Movie 1990) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of In the Best Interest of the Child.
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Heart of a Child (TV Movie 1994)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Tear jerker, based on a true story. Two mothers suffer abnormal pregnancies; one baby has a deficient heart and the other an incomplete brain. Minutes after the respective births, the ... See full summary »

Director: Sandor Stern
Stars: Ann Jillian, Michele Greene, Terry O'Quinn
...And Then She Was Gone (TV Movie 1991)
Certificate: M Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Jack Bauer, a workaholic businessman, accidentally gets involved in a case of child kidnapping when he returns a doll found in the subway.

Director: David Greene
Stars: Robert Urich, Megan Gallagher, Brett Cullen
Child of Rage (TV Movie 1992)
Biography | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A priest and his wife adopt a brother and sister, but the girl has terrible outbursts of rage. They get her in treatment and try to find out the reason for this.

Director: Larry Peerce
Stars: Mel Harris, Dwight Schultz, Ashley Peldon
Silent Victim (TV Movie 1993)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

An abusive husband is angered that his wife is having trouble conceiving a child. One night, after leaving his house following a fight, she overdoses on pills. After bringing her to the ER ... See full summary »

Director: Menahem Golan
Stars: Michele Greene, Ely Pouget, Kyle Secor
Double Standard (TV Movie 1988)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The true story of a judge who lives a double life, and stays married to two women for more than 15 years. While one knows nothing of the other, his second wife doesn't care that he is ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Rudolph
Stars: Robert Foxworth, Michele Greene, Christianne Hirt
She Woke Up Pregnant (TV Movie 1996)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A sleazy dentist sexually assaults his patients while they are under heavy sedatives after he performs dental surgery on them. One woman gets impregnated from such an incident and decides ... See full summary »

Director: James A. Contner
Stars: Michele Greene, William R. Moses, Lynda Carter
To My Daughter (TV Movie 1990)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A mother is haunted by the death of one of her children which has an affect on the surviving siblings in this fact-based drama.

Director: Larry Shaw
Stars: James Avery, Ellen Blake, Noah Blake
Family of Spies (TV Movie 1990)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Fact based story of John A. Walker, Jr., a Navy Chief Warrant Officer with access to top secret cryptographic communications. As a result of mounting debts, he sold secrets to the Soviets ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal
Stars: Powers Boothe, Lesley Ann Warren, Lili Taylor
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Patty Nowakowski already has three children, but decides to be a surrogate mother. Fully confident of being able to give up her baby, she is nonetheless stunned when she discovers that she ... See full summary »

Director: Jorge Montesi
Stars: Michele Greene, Conor O'Farrell, Stephen Macht
Stand Against Fear (TV Movie 1996)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A cheerleader, Krista (Sarah Chalke), takes action when she faces sexual intimidation from football players at her high school.

Director: Joseph L. Scanlan
Stars: Shanna Reed, Sarah Chalke, Lochlyn Munro
No Child of Mine (TV Movie 1997)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Thirteen-year-old Kerry is repeatedly sexually abused by several adults, including at one point her mother. Her father sets her up as a prostitute. Kerry finally calls Childline and is put ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Kosminsky
Stars: Brooke Kinsella, Colin Salmon, Billy Geraghty
While Justice Sleeps (TV Movie 1994)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

After the death of her husband, Jody and her daughter Samantha return to her home town. Sometimes she leaves Samantha with her old friend Winn. Only after an accident a doctor discovers ... See full summary »

Director: Ivan Passer
Stars: Cybill Shepherd, Tim Matheson, Karis Paige Bryant
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Jennifer Colton
...
Howard Feldon
...
Walt Colton
Michele Greene ...
Nora
Marta Woodward ...
Mandy Colton
...
Judge Dunham
...
Chilton
Jim Byrnes ...
Kurt
...
Lori
...
Dr. Innes
Rosanna Huffman ...
Mrs. Thacker
...
Frank
...
Liz
Maria O'Brien ...
Carla
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 May 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Acosada  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


9 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The ending mazjoy
Discuss In the Best Interest of the Child (1990) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?