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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry Sherwood
Lois Jurgens
Mr. Jurgens
Hank Stratton ...
Robert Jurgens
Annabella Price ...
Melinda Elledge
Clayton Robinson
Ron Meehan
Dennis Sherwood
Jennifer Lynn McComb ...
(as Jennifer McComb)
Frank Maxwell
Dr. Sackarow
Melissa Clayton ...
Mrs. Rory


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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Did You Know?


During the trial of Lois Jurgens, Dennis' brother, Robert, said he was not shocked when he saw the morgue photos of Dennis' badly bruised body because he was used to seeing Dennis' body covered in bruises. See more »


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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Quite forgettable
3 October 2014 | by (Oakland, New Jersey) – See all my reviews

What might be considered a made-for-TV "Lifetime movie" was actually produced by and shown on NBC originally. But it's definitely the type of movie that would show up on the Lifetime Network.

Beverly D'Angelo stars as a mom who wants justice for her adopted son's death. Based on a true story, it covers all the main points in the saga but blatantly appears quite abridged. Not that it matters. Acting is meh and it's just a straightforward story that's told with no twists or turns or nothing' like that.

Not the worst 85 minutes ever but nothing memorable.

5.0 / 10 stars

--Zoooma, a Kat Pirate Screener

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