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A Child Lost Forever: The Jerry Sherwood Story (1992)

In the 1970's, a teenager staying in an unwed mothers' institution is forced to give up her baby. Eighteen years later, she discovers that her child is dead, and that he was possibly murdered by his religiously -strict adoptive mom.

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Jerry Sherwood
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Lois Jurgens
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Dennis
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Mr. Jurgens
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Robert Jurgens
Annabella Price ...
Melinda Elledge
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Ron Meehan
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Dennis Sherwood
Jennifer Lynn McComb ...
(as Jennifer McComb)
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Frank Maxwell
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Dr. Sackarow
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Dawn
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Mrs. Rory
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Teen-age mother (D'Angelo) is forced to give up her baby for adoption and, 19 years later, when she tries to contact her son, she learns that he died, under questionable circumstances when he was three years old. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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16 November 1992 (USA)  »

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A Child Lost Forever  »

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Dennis was the second child adopted by Lois and Harold Jurgens. After trying unsuccessfully for sixteen years to have a child of their own, they adopted a son, Robert. Three years later they adopted Dennis. See more »

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Clayton Robinson: What did Lois do when Dennis started gagging?
Marie Vinton: She said, "if you throw up, you're gonna eat it".
Clayton Robinson: And what happened after she made that statement?
Marie Vinton: [voice breaks] Dennis threw up.
Clayton Robinson: And what did Lois do, if anything, in regard to that?
Marie Vinton: [on the verge of tears] She fed it to him.
The Judge: [stunned] Pardon?
Marie Vinton: [cries in disgust] Vomit - she fed him vomit!
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Extraordinarily talented cast - soap-sud story
16 March 2002 | by (New York, New York) – See all my reviews

I am not the audience for Lifetime Channel movies but just happened to see Beverly D'Angelo (always beautiful and here looking gorgeously plump) in this, so stayed to watch. When I saw Dana Ivey appear, I was sure I was in for something wonderful - but I wasn't.

I am not that familiar with Lifetime Channel sorts of movies - and as a conservative middle aged man, don't think I'm the intended audience. This is a social issue, soapy victim succeeds against the odds movie. I'm not a fan of such movies.

The movie is very strange. I kept awaiting a twist or series of twists because: a) the direct evidence against the stepmother is very slight (she's presented as a nightmare mother but there's no eyewitness at the time of death, no instrument of death, etc.), b) an actress of the caliber and eminence of Dana Ivey had thus far been given hardly any lines (and allowed only a sort of Hammer Films wicked stepmother look), and c) the "victim" (biological mom) repeatedly asked about how much punishment the wicked stepmother would receive - and how soon it could be inflicted.

Amazingly, there's no twist at all! The victim was simply eager! The disappointment is strong! The dialogue is truly terrible - the judge actually says "why if I could, I would throw away the key" when passing sentence! (Yes, this was first heard in a drama in 1908 - B.C.).

So, except for the (quite real) pleasure in seeing the over-ripe curves of Beverly D'Angelo in skirts and dresses made with more slender women in mind, this movie's a bust.


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