MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 2,709 this week

A Child's Cry for Help (1994)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  14 November 1994 (USA)
6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 194 users  
Reviews: 5 user

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(teleplay), (teleplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 640 titles
created 14 Aug 2011
 
a list of 28 titles
created 20 Jun 2013
 
a list of 40 titles
created 13 May 2014
 
list image
a list of 42 titles
created 16 May 2014
 
a list of 81 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: A Child's Cry for Help (TV Movie 1994)

A Child's Cry for Help (TV Movie 1994) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of A Child's Cry for Help.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Joyride (1997)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

To a dumpy motel in an out-of-the-way little town, a mysterious woman, calling herself only Ms. Smith, comes to stay. Not only is she stunningly lovely, but her big black convertible is a ... See full summary »

Director: Quinton Peeples
Stars: Tobey Maguire, Amy Hathaway, Wilson Cruz
A Mother's Revenge (TV Movie 1993)
Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A girl is beaten and raped by someone from the school, but he doesn't go to prison because there is no proof about it. Now, the girl's mother tries to reveal the truth...

Director: Armand Mastroianni
Stars: Lesley Ann Warren, Bruce Davison, Shirley Knight
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

After sixteen years of marriage and four children, Betty Broderick's high-powered attorney husband decides to leave her for a younger woman with whom he's been having an affair. Hurt by his... See full summary »

Director: Dick Lowry
Stars: Meredith Baxter, Stephen Collins, Michelle Johnson
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

One year after losing their son David, Eve Goode and her husband Raymond Goode adopt the orphan Ethan Snow (and his teenager sister Abby Snow and bring them to their mansion nearby a lake. ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Antin
Stars: Angie Harmon, Joel Gretsch, Jordan Hinson
Stolen Innocence (TV Movie 1995)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Stacy, a rebellious teenager, leaves home for the freedom and adventure of life on the road away from her parents. Afraid and alone, she is befriended by Richard, a handsome ex-con ... See full summary »

Director: Bill L. Norton
Stars: Tracey Gold, Thomas Calabro, Bess Armstrong
Duke of Groove (TV Short 1996)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Mother takes her teenage son to a party, to make sure he will not be at home when father leaves the family for good.

Director: Griffin Dunne
Stars: Kate Capshaw, Chris Chavkin, Elliott Gould
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Tracy Thurman was married to a man who abused her. But he continues to harass her after she gets a restraining order, and the police do little to help. When he brutally beats her and ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Markowitz
Stars: Nancy McKeon, Dale Midkiff, Graham Jarvis
When She Was Bad... (TV Movie 1979)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Stressed by a recent move and being a stay-at-home mom, Teeny takes out her bottled-up rage on her daughter Robbie. Only the help of her friends, family and counselors can stop her from harming Robbie and herself.

Director: Peter H. Hunt
Stars: Cheryl Ladd, Robert Urich, Eileen Brennan
Picture Perfect (TV Movie 1995)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Two teenagers (with single parents) join their families together in order to win the grand prize in a soda company competition by pretending to be the perfect family. The only problem is ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph L. Scanlan
Stars: Richard Karn, Dave Thomas, Mary Page Keller
Dream House (TV Movie 1998)
Sci-Fi | Thriller | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  
Director: Graeme Campbell
Stars: Timothy Busfield, Lisa Jakub, Brennan Elliott
Twisted Desire (TV Movie 1996)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A teenage girl convinces a young, love-struck ex-con that the only way they can be together is to do away with her domineering parents. Based on actual events.

Director: Craig R. Baxley
Stars: Melissa Joan Hart, Daniel Baldwin, Jeremy Jordan
No Child of Mine (TV Movie 1997)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

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 »

Director: Peter Kosminsky
Stars: Brooke Kinsella, Colin Salmon, Billy Geraghty
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Dr. Paula Spencer
...
Monica Shaw
...
Donald Prescott
...
Amanda Spencer
...
Thelma
...
Dr. Everett Morris
...
Brad Currie
...
Dr. Alec Jefferson
...
Eric Shaw
...
Peter Lively
Regina Krueger ...
Dr. Joan Cates
Lois Hicks ...
Nurse Alma
James Gale ...
John Pinetta
...
Receptionist
John Ashton ...
Cal Warner
Edit

Storyline

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, and theorizes that the mother is deliberately making her son sick so that she could bring him to the hospital for the attention that it gives her. When the doctor decides to restrict the mother's access to her son and is reporting her to child services, the mother in turn decides to sue the doctor and the hospital. And some of the hospital board don't agree with her diagnosis or think that she's over-reacting. And even while the mother's not allowed access to her son, he is still sick, so is the doctor right or wrong? Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

14 November 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Intensive Care  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Well-done by Veronica Hamel....
18 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

as a physician who suspects a perfect mother of "Munchausen's Syndrome by proxy", an illness which causes a mother to make her child sick, then rescue the child to garner psychological attention. The disease is real, and the Pam Dawber as mother of the week is both believable and detestable.

Hamel is basically Chairman of the Emergency department but runs into obstacles from the beginning. Dawber's son first has E. Coli infection, then other mysterious illnesses. Hamel finally puts the child under strict quarantine.

The story unfolds with a good performance by Hamel. Wish she was cast in more of these roles. She looks wonderful, and her acting is always believable. 8/10.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
not bad wattsjohn
Informative Movie esthrgr
Discuss A Child's Cry for Help (1994) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?