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The Broken Cord (1992)

PG | | Drama | TV Movie 3 February 1992
David Norwell, an anthropology professor, wants to adopt a child even though he is single. He is finally given a Native American child who might be slightly different from other children. ... See full summary »

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David Norwell
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Suzanne
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Adam, as a boy
Fredrick Leader-Charge ...
Adam as a teen
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Allison Chapman
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Emil Bear Heart (as Raoul Trujillo)
Billy Merasty ...
Frank Cree
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Harris McPhee
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Duane Buckanagee
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Pamela
Frank Burning ...
Adam #3
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Judy Jensen
Elizabeth Leigh-Milne ...
Sonya Simmonds
Judith Orban ...
Lead Teacher
Judy Sinclair ...
Mrs. Miller
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David Norwell, an anthropology professor, wants to adopt a child even though he is single. He is finally given a Native American child who might be slightly different from other children. In fact, Adam, the child, soon starts showing signs of mental illness. Through the years, David tries to help his son overcome his disability but he finds it difficult when Adam won't help himself. It is later discovered that Adam was born from an alcoholic mother and is the cause of his problems. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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3 February 1992 (USA)  »

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Der lange Weg ins Leben  »

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Fictionalized account of writer Michael Dorris' life and adoption of a child with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. See more »

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A very emotional drama.
16 January 2001 | by (Slovenia) – See all my reviews

Channel zapping one night I just caught the start of this movie and it hooked me from the beginning. It tells the sad story of an adopted child, Adam, whose mother left him after birth. The movie takes us through his childhood, and makes us discover a very disturbing fact from Adam's past. I will not reveal more, but it is a very in-depth movie and will intrigue you for sure. This was one of Jimmy Smits best roles in my opinion.


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