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In a Child's Name (1991)

TV Movie  |  Not Rated  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  17 November 1991 (USA)
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A true story about a woman who fights her brother-in-law's parents for custody of her deceased sister's baby upon learning that her brother-in-law murdered her sister.

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Angela Silvano Cimarelli
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Kenneth Taylor
Timothy Carhart ...
Lt. Robert Fausak
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Zach Taylor
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Joe Silvano
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Janice Miller
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Jerry Cimarelli
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Frances Silvano
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Peter Chappell
Karla Tamburrelli ...
Teresa Silvano Taylor
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Andrew Silvano
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Malinouski
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Jean Taylor
Nancy McLoughlin ...
Marilyn Taylor
Eric Tilley ...
Tom Taylor
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A true story about a woman who fights her brother-in-law's parents for custody of her deceased sister's baby upon learning that her brother-in-law murdered her sister.

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17 November 1991 (USA)  »

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Der Taylor-Mord - Kampf um ein Kind  »

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Theresa's sister's name was Celeste (nee Benigno) White. Her husband was named Jefferson(Jeff) White. The child was Phillip Andrew Taylor until his adoption when he took the surname White. See more »

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The best movie I've seen
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I think this movie is one of my most favorite movies on lifetime. I have seen it about 3 or 4 times on lifetime and always wondered when they will release it on DVD. I am amazed how Valerie Bertinelli played a grieving sister who wants to put away her sisters husband and also get custody of her sisters son. She is a wonderful actress, who wont let nothing or no one in her way of getting what should be done. The law enforcers also played a good deed for the grieving family. This movie shows how the law works sometimes, and as for Valerie Bertinelli's character, she did not stop til she and her family won all the way. This movie will have you teary-eyed and thinking how a person could do this to his wife and have his parents believe what he said. I think his family should serve time for helping their son. After you see this movie, you will still think about this movie, you will talk about this movie to your friends. I admire everyone who played in this movie and think they are good actors and actresses.


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