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In a Child's Name 

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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
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 Angela Silvano Cimarelli 2 episodes, 1991
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 Kenneth Taylor 2 episodes, 1991
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 Lt. Robert Fausak 2 episodes, 1991
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 Zach Taylor 2 episodes, 1991
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 Joe Silvano 2 episodes, 1991
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 Janice Miller 2 episodes, 1991
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 Jerry Cimarelli 2 episodes, 1991
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 Frances Silvano 2 episodes, 1991
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 Peter Chappell 2 episodes, 1991
Karla Tamburrelli ...
 Teresa Silvano Taylor 2 episodes, 1991
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 Andrew Silvano 2 episodes, 1991
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 Malinouski 2 episodes, 1991
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 Jean Taylor 2 episodes, 1991
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 Marilyn Taylor 2 episodes, 1991
Eric Tilley ...
 Tom Taylor 2 episodes, 1991
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 Dr. Vargas 2 episodes, 1991
Sharon Merle ...
 Dental Assistant 2 episodes, 1991
Caroline Dollar ...
C.K. Bibby ...
 Dr. Longwell 2 episodes, 1991
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 Dr. Kingston 2 episodes, 1991
Meredith Boston ...
 Lamaze Instructor 2 episodes, 1991
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 Edward Lindsay 2 episodes, 1991
Randal Patrick ...
 Ray Engler 2 episodes, 1991
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 Gregg Reid 2 episodes, 1991
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 Rev. John Hickman 2 episodes, 1991
Lou Criscuolo ...
 Peter Maas 2 episodes, 1991
Jeffrey Pillars ...
 Friendly Guard 2 episodes, 1991
Randell Haynes ...
 Judge Kittleston 2 episodes, 1991
Susan Rohrer ...
 Judge Langdon 2 episodes, 1991
John Bennes ...
 Judge Myrick 2 episodes, 1991
Linda Pierce ...
 Judge Skinner 2 episodes, 1991
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 Judge Neuwirth 2 episodes, 1991
Mert Hatfield ...
 Judge Pendleton 2 episodes, 1991
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 Judge Shipp 2 episodes, 1991
Sal Ruffino ...
 Desk Officer 2 episodes, 1991
Brad Moranz ...
 Delivery Room Doctor 2 episodes, 1991
Sandy Okada ...
 O.B. Nurse 2 episodes, 1991
Amy Lord ...
 Karen Oliveria 2 episodes, 1991
Nicky Hammerhead ...
Diana Taylor ...
 Jury Forewoman 2 episodes, 1991
Rick Warner ...
 Carl Stampler 2 episodes, 1991
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 Lawyer Norton 2 episodes, 1991
Bob Tyson ...
 Dr. Hill 2 episodes, 1991
Judy Simpson ...
 Shipp's Receptionist 2 episodes, 1991
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 Engler's Secretary 2 episodes, 1991
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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)  »

Also Known As:

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
12 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

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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