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In the Best Interest of the Children (1992)

Fact-based story of a legal battle fought over custody of five siblings.

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Patty Pepper
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Jessica Cain
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John Birney
Susan Barnes ...
Donna Evans
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Wanda Birney
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Harlan Pepper
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Ray Jacobs
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Carla Scott
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Julie Cain
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Susan Cain
Amanda Laughlin ...
Cindy Cain (at 5)
Molly Laughlin ...
Cindy Cain (at 3)
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Tim Coffey
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Baby Jason Cain
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Storyline

This story is about the five Cain children whose mother suffers from mental instability. When she is finally committed to an institution, the children are fostered by a childless couple who soon grow to love them as their own. Just as they are settling down to their new lives and enjoying the affection and warmth that they have never had, Callie re-appears in their life and decides she wants them back. The children's lives are in danger of being torn apart as they are caught up in a desperate tug of war between the mother they have learned to fear and the foster parents they have grown to love. Written by mahajanssen

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16 February 1992 (USA)  »

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Goofs

When Callie Cain runs out to her boyfriend's car screaming at him, she is carrying her baby Jason in her arms. As she kicks and lunges at the car you can see, in some scenes, that she is carrying a doll and not a real baby. See more »

Quotes

[In the school yard]
Susan Cain: [to the other children] Save it! You don't know nothing! Zero! Nothing!
Jessica: What happened?
Susan Cain: They say we stink, they say we wear garbage can clothes.
Jessica: You don't stink, they do. They're such butts.
Susan Cain: You butts!
Julie: Big butts!
Susan Cain: Big, fat, stinky butts!
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I was an extra in this movie!
26 May 2004 | by (Iowa) – See all my reviews

I was an extra in this movie. I was nine or ten at the time. Making this movie was a wonderful experience. I'm in the carnival shot, standing in front of the Sally and the rest of the cast (accident). I was supposed to be a home-made super mouse. But I lost my ears half way through production. We (the extras) were supposed to dress like it was fall in the mid of summer.

The my scene should have been cut, it dragged on to long and didn't have a point, but hey I, the earless mouse will forever play on cable. So cool!

The movie itself is sad, so I usually fast forward to the carnival!

In summary watch the movie..a lot of extras sweated all day for that 2 second carnival scene, and enjoyed every minute!


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