MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 10,089 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 3301 titles
created 17 Jul 2011
 
a list of 640 titles
created 14 Aug 2011
 
a list of 28 titles
created 20 Jun 2013
 
a list of 56 titles
created 26 Aug 2013
 
a list of 80 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... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Teresa Walden-Stamper is happily married to her husband Paul Stamper and together they have one daughter Katie Stamper. The marriage seems happy until Paul starts abusing Teresa and becomes... See full summary »

Director: Michael Scott
Stars: Adam Storke, Maria Pitillo, Brad Dourif
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Teen-age mother (D'Angelo) is forced to give up her baby for adoption and, 19 years later, when she tries to contact her son, she learns that he died, under questionable circumstances when ... See full summary »

Director: Claudia Weill
Stars: Beverly D'Angelo, Dana Ivey, Michael McGrady
Daddy's Girl (1996)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A girl's bright smile masks a psychopathic soul that will eliminate anyone who comes between her and her doting father.

Director: Martin Kitrosser
Stars: William Katt, Michele Greene, Roxana Zal
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
One of Her Own (TV Movie 1994)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Trainee police officer Toni Stroud (Loughlin) has just gotten her first report card from her superiors; straight A's. But a fellow officer has something else in mind, and asks to stay at ... See full summary »

Director: Armand Mastroianni
Stars: Lori Loughlin, Greg Evigan, Valerie Landsburg
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

 
I'm really torn ...
30 January 2004 | by (Pennsylvania, USA) – See all my reviews

I'm really torn how to rate this movie. So after much thinking, here's this movie in a nutshell: subject matter = stellar ... acting = not so stellar.

1) The subject matter is a topic never really addressed in the movies, but of very high interest and importance. EXCELLENT topic.

2) But the acting and portrayal of this topic was kind of trite, contrived, and over-acted.

Still a healthy 7 out of 10. Definitely worth watching until the same topic with much better acting comes out someday hopefully.


2 of 4 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:
?