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Family of Strangers (1993)

Julie must disclose her family's medical history before undergoing major surgery, but when she questions her family, she discovers that she was adopted and later, that her conception was the product of a rape.

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Cast

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Julie
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Beth Thompson
Martha Gibson ...
Sue
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Del
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Tim
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Sam
Ashleigh Aston Moore ...
Megan (as Ashley Rogers)
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Earl
John Shaw ...
Bill Curtis
Stephen Dimopoulos ...
Wayne Anderson
Mel Ryane ...
Dr. Fowler (as Melody Ryane)
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Nancy
Michael Gabriel ...
Young Tim
Dax Belanger ...
Young Matthew
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Young Del
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While researching her family history for a much needed operation, Julie learns that she is in fact adopted. She then goes on a search to find her real birth parents. Written by Christina Marie <catherineblack@geocities.com>

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De parents inconnus  »

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1.33 : 1
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When Beth goes through the high school yearbook and points out the pictures of the boys in her class, her finger movements from long shot to close up don't match. See more »

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Mashed Potato Time
Written by William Garrett, Robert Bateman, Brian Holland,
Freddie Gorman & Georgia Dobbins
Copywrite Jobete Music Co., Inc./Stone Agate Music (a division of Jobete Music Co., Inc.) ASCAP/BMI
Performed by Dee Dee Sharp (as Dee Dee Sharp)
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A very moving story
23 October 2000 | by (Ile-de-France / Paris Region, France) – See all my reviews

Seen quite frequently on French TV, I enjoy watching this film. The plot is well done, the acting a pleasure to watch; especially for the girl's mother and the final dénouement not bad at all. The only thing I regret is the picture quality which is not up to scratch.


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