1959, support from US troops based in Asia and later from the Sates enables two actresses to start a charity for mixed-race 'orphans' who are locally neglected as outcasts. Thus originates ... See full summary »
Young Lori Anderson lost her father in a plane crash. While her mother appears to be picking up the pieces of her life, Lori isn't. She is resentful of every decision that her mother makes ... See full summary »
Sarah Jessica Parker,
The touching true story of the fifteen years old Terry who promised his dying mother to look after his six younger brothers and keep them together as a family ... a man's job on a boy's ... See full summary »
A police officer and his wife are shocked to find that molestation has been going on at the neighborhood day care. They're devastated when they find that their own son might be a victim too. Should they have known, should they have seen?
Teacher Jake Downey has relocated to a small town in Wyoming hoping to escape the urban problems of his last assignment. His myth of rural bliss is shattered when a former police officer ... See full summary »
Steven Hilliard Stern
A recently widowed doctor moves with her daughter to start at a new hospital. While there a loving mother brings her son in for treatment. The doctor suspects that there is something wrong,... See full summary »
Daniel Hugh Kelly
Thirteen-year-old Kerry is repeatedly sexually abused by several adults, including at one point her mother. Her father sets her up as a prostitute. Kerry finally calls Childline and is put ... See full summary »
Jennifer's daughter is having nightmares and acting violently. It dawns to her that the child may be sexually abused by her father. What is she to do when the court isn't favourable in the ... See full summary »
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
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 »
[In the school yard]
[to the other children]
Save it! You don't know nothing! Zero! Nothing!
They say we stink, they say we wear garbage can clothes.
You don't stink, they do. They're such butts.
Big, fat, stinky butts!
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This movie makes me cry everytime. I truly wish the children's court would look beyond "for the best interest of the children" and look from a child's point of view. I know people who were in child protective custodies as children and who have not fully recovered from being shipped from home to home. Some who ended up with messed up lives, and some who came clean. This movie I think was very good. It reminds me alot of the book "Homecomming" which about four children trying to run away from the system and end up living in their grandmother's home, but this movie has a sad ending. If I were the kids, I'd keep on running to that loving home that every child dreams about.
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