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

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  16 November 1992 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »


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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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This is the true story of Dennis Craig Jurgens (December 6, 1961 - April 11, 1965). He was the adopted son of Lois and Harold Jurgens. The cause of death was listed as peritonitis due to a fall. 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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