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In a Child's Name (1991)

TV Movie  -   -  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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Der Taylor-Mord - Kampf um ein Kind  »

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Yes, Virginia -- Valerie Bertinelli _can_ act
19 May 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I usually don't watch the junk on Lifetime, but I'm on a Valerie Bertinelli binge. (I'm just recovering from my Deborah Kerr binge.) This is what so-called "women's television" should be -- a compelling story (Whether it's "true" or not has never been a selling point with me.), very well-drawn characters, and a solid script. If you'll pardon the screenwriter's lingo, the set-up was one of the best I've ever seen. The Silvano family was colorful without being a parody of Italian-Americans. Each member was presented as an individual as well a part of the whole. Finally, I first realized Valerie Bertinelli (VB) was (and is) one darn good actress when I saw her in "The Haunting of Helen Walker." Another exception to the usual Lifetime TV fare, I was floored by VB's performance -- solid, subtle without being underacted, giving her own interpretation to a well-known character. In "In a Child's Name," VB gives another very good performance, presenting a well-rounded character -- recognizable and one-of-a kind at the same time. Yep, one darn good actress...


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