A young couple have a sick baby who tests positive for having a chemical in antifreeze in his bloodstream. When he dies, his mother is the suspect. Her husband races to find new evidence before her trial. blogmonstermike.word press.com.

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Laurie Samuels (as Lisa Hartman Black)
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Ray Samuels
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Braddock
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Myron Ogelsby
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Jenine
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Gerald Orr
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Mr. Samuels
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Clara Davies
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Mr. Harper
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Detective Lovell
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This is the story of a married couple that has a sick baby. The baby has a chemical found in anti-freeze or close to it, and the mother is the suspect. She is arrested and starts doing time for a crime she denies. As her trial nears, her husband finds new circumstantial evidence and races to prove his wife's innocence. Written by blogmonstermike.wordpress.com

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A top-notch made-for-TV movie!
13 December 2000 | by (Kingston-upon-Thames) – See all my reviews

I liked the movie. On the other hand, I thought it was a tear-jerker and that was just fine with me. The whole story was so sad. But like the Aussie said, there was a strong mystery element in there, and I was a little disappointed at the end when the whole thing didn't get pinned on the one I believed to be guilty! But on the whole, this is a very good movie, especially considering it's a made-for-television movie, not to mention a courtroom drama. Both genres earn little respect in the Hollywood-oriented film world to-day. Being an American, I can appreciate the feelings of the two main attorneys in the movie--the feelings that justice ought to be carried out, despite the failure of the system, or in this case, the original defense attorney. Since this is a true story, I'm happy to learn there are lawyers out there with enough of a shred of decency to actually try and serve the truth. About the actors: I don't know why they're no-names--I thought they were all very good, especially the small-town sheriff (character development--swift but sure!). The whole thing made me want to act in made-for-television movies! I recommend this film to anyone who can appreciate good acting, good filming, and a good story told simply and effectively.


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