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A Child's Cry for Help (1994)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  14 November 1994 (USA)
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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 »

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Dr. Paula Spencer
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Monica Shaw
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Donald Prescott
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Amanda Spencer
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Thelma
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Dr. Everett Morris
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Brad Currie
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Dr. Alec Jefferson
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Eric Shaw
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Peter Lively
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Dr. Joan Cates
Lois Hicks ...
Nurse Alma
James Gale ...
John Pinetta
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Cal Warner
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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>

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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.


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