Samantha is a normal woman leading a normal life... until she finds out her parents aren't really her parents. She and her friends go on a search for her biological mom & dad.

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Samantha
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Henry
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Marilyn
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Elaine
Marvin Silbersher ...
Milos
I.M. Hobson ...
Father O'Rourke
Maryedith Burrell ...
Charlotte Otto / Mrs. Samantha
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Neil Otto / Mr. Samantha
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Young Samantha
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Young Henry
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Mrs. Higgins
Randy Pelish ...
Ed Perlmutter
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Phyllis Perlmutter
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Herman Hathaway
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Samantha is a normal woman leading a normal life... until she finds out her parents aren't really her parents. She and her friends go on a search for her biological mom & dad.

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20 November 1992 (USA)  »

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Among the many names Samantha takes on or has been given in the film: Samantha Stigg, Helen Otto, Esmerelda Guadelupe Gonzales, Abigail Harrington III, Mishiko Oshikawa and Helplessly Hoping. See more »

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Mrs. Otto: So we wrapped you in a blanket, and we put you inside our best wicker basket... oh honey, do you remember that basket? We used to take that basket on picnics. I could fit a whole ham inside that basket!
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Quartet in C Major OP.74 No. 1 - 1st Movement
Written by Joseph Haydn
Conducted by Joel McNeely
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Another failed bid by Martha Plimpton to break into the youth market...
12 March 2006 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Martha Plimpton has done some prestigious movies, working with River Phoenix and Harrison Ford, but she was never able to expand her limited, tomboyish appeal into the same class as, say, Molly Ringwald. This film, which was barely released, is just an extension of her late '80s/early '90s attempts to find a screen-persona which was identifiable to moviegoers, and it represents another failure. Plimpton plays a troubled young woman who finds out on her 21st birthday that she was adopted and--worse than that--was actually abandoned as an infant on her parents' doorstep! She sets out to find her biological mother and father, but the viewer has no clue why she'd even want to (would simple curiosity give her this much determination?). Unattractive material given sitcom handling; it starts off on the wrong foot and never recovers. Plimpton gives a sour, surly performance, but Hector Elizondo and Mary Kay Place are fine as her adoptive parents. *1/2 from ****


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