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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)
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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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Excellent movie
30 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was everything but boring. It deals with reality. To the people who think this movie was boring, open your eyes to the real problems in our society. Our children are dying. The consequences of alcohol and drug abuse are not to be ignored. I work in a correctional facility as a chemical dependency counselor,and i deal with these problems every day. People of all ages and all walks of life are effected by the consequences of their alcohol and drug abuse. It destroys families, hurts people and leads to serious brain damage,all kinds of health problems, and death. It is all preventable. This movie should be shown in every high-school in the world. If anyone owns this movie and wants to sell it, or sell me a copy, please e-mail me at: Ottenbreit2@netzero.net thank you


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