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Writers (WGA):
William Gough (written by) &
Anna Sandor (written by) ...
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Release Date:
21 February 1993 (USA) See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Melissa Gilbert ... Julie

Patty Duke ... Beth Thompson
Martha Gibson ... Sue

Gordon Clapp ... Del

Chuck Shamata ... Tim

Eric McCormack ... Sam
Ashleigh Aston Moore ... Megan (as Ashley Rogers)

William Shatner ... Earl
John Shaw ... Bill Curtis
Stephen Dimopoulos ... Wayne Anderson
Mel Ryane ... Dr. Fowler (as Melody Ryane)

Tasha Simms ... Nancy

Michael Gabriel ... Young Tim
Dax Belanger ... Young Matthew

Peter Stebbings ... Young Del

Leslie Hopps ... Young Beth
Michelle Beaudoin ... Young Sue

Chris William Martin ... Young Jake (as Corky Martin)
Christina Jastrzembska ... Beth's Mother
Susan Chapple ... Nurse
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Directed by
Sheldon Larry 
Writing credits
William Gough (written by) &
Anna Sandor (written by)

Jerry Hulse (book "Jody")

Produced by
William Gough .... producer
Robert Lantos .... executive producer
Frank P. Rosenberg .... co-executive producer
John Ryan .... producer
Michael Weisbarth .... executive producer
Original Music by
Peter Manning Robinson 
Cinematography by
Ron Orieux (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Ralph Brunjes 
Casting by
John Buchan 
Production Design by
David Jaquest 
Art Direction by
Randy Chodak 
Set Decoration by
Jacques M. Bradette  (as Jacques Bradette)
Costume Design by
Laurie Drew 
Makeup Department
Anji Bemben .... hair stylist
Rosalina Da Silva .... makeup artist
Production Management
Jean Desormeaux .... executive in charge of production
Connie Dolphin .... post supervisor: Vancouver
Gregor Hutchison .... post supervisor: Toronto
Fran Rosati .... production manager
H. Gordon Woodside .... post-production executive (as Gordon Woodside)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Erika Beringer .... first assistant director
Tim Sereda .... second assistant director
Mellanie Siteman .... third assistant director
Art Department
Karen Bright .... set dresser
Alex Kutschera .... property master
Gerhard Gehrmann .... head carpenter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Steve Baine .... foley artist
Steve Foster .... adr editor (as Stephen Foster)
Steve Foster .... sound re-recording mixer (as Stephen Foster)
Terry Gordica .... sound editor
Terry Gordica .... sound re-recording mixer
Rob Hegedus .... dialogue editor (as Robert Hegedus)
Kevin Howard .... sound effects editor
Bruce Nyznik .... adr supervisor
Michael T. Williamson .... sound mixer
Steve Baine .... sound effects (uncredited)
Kevin Howard .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Terry Sonderhoff .... special effects
Guy Bews .... stunt performer
George Josef .... stunt performer (as George Joseph)
Fred Perron .... stunt performer
Fiona Roeske .... stunt performer
Jacob Rupp .... stunt coordinator
Dawn Stofer-Rupp .... stunt performer (as Dawn Stoffer-Rupp)
Melissa R. Stubbs .... stunt performer (as Melissa Stubbs)
Keith Wardlow .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Greg Fox .... clapper loader
Scott Keates .... key grip
Randal Platt .... camera operator (as Randall Platt)
Lisa Robison .... second assistant camera
Paul Slatter .... gaffer
Chris Helcermanas-Benge .... still photographer (uncredited)
Casting Department
Sid Kozak .... casting: Vancouver
Andrew Van Slee .... extras casting
Melissa Bianco .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Linda Leduc .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Frank Biasi .... on-line editor
Valerie Weiss .... assistant editor
Music Department
Dan Raziel .... music editor
Transportation Department
Don Dykens .... transportation coordinator
Paul Irvine .... driver
Other crew
Kym Crepin .... production controller
Nancy Eagles .... script supervisor
Janice Frome .... location manager
Viktoria Langton .... choreographer
Ed Nesling .... assistant locations
John Robinson .... legal and business affairs
Merri Toth .... production coordinator

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
90 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Continuity: 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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3 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
A very moving story, 23 October 2000
Author: Nicholas Rhodes from Ile-de-France / Paris Region, France

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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