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A Child's Cry for Help (1994)

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 (as Zachary Charles)
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Peter Lively
Regina Krueger ...
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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14 November 1994 (USA)  »

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Mindy plays a meanie
29 November 2003 | by (Tampa, Florida) – See all my reviews

Pam Dawber shows off her versatility in this change-of-pace role as a woman who exploits her son's illness for her own self-aggrandizement. I usually skip the treacley based-on-fact movies made for Lifetime cable channel, but this turned out to be fairly gripping material. Veronica Hamel is strong & beautiful as a doctor dedicated to exposing this sociopathic fraud, though I could have done without the subplot concerning her rocky home-life.


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