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Moment of Truth: A Child Too Many (1993)

Patty Nowakowski already has three children, but decides to be a surrogate mother. Fully confident of being able to give up her baby, she is nonetheless stunned when she discovers that she ... See full summary »

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Patty Nowakowski
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Aaron Nowakowski
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Bill Davis
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Sharon Davis
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Adam
Heather Beaty ...
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Shannon Beaty ...
Abby
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Donna
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Daniel Hall
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Madeline
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Mrs. Todd
Jeff Irvine ...
Ted
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Patty Nowakowski already has three children, but decides to be a surrogate mother. Fully confident of being able to give up her baby, she is nonetheless stunned when she discovers that she is expecting twins, and the couple for whom she is pregnant will only accept one child, provided it is female. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Raises some interesting ethical issues
26 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

"A Child Too Many" is an excellent telemovie in the sense that it raises moral issues about surrogacy and the ways in which it can go wrong. While I will not give away the outcome, the conclusion of this movie does reflect the fact that no-one can emerge as a winner when the circumstances portrayed in this film come to light. Michele Green, Conor O'Farrell, Stephen Macht and Nancy Stafford are all excellent in their respective roles and they contribute to the success of this movie. The only real criticism of this movie is that it is just a little too syrupy for its own good in some parts


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