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A Place for Annie (1994)

PG | | Drama | TV Movie 1 May 1994
A doctor fights for custody of her HIV positive foster daughter with her inept, junkie mother. Finally they come to an agreement that they should all live together.


Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Susan Lansing
Dr. Palmer
Dr. Scott
Dr. Reilly (as Stephen Mills)
Lauree Berger ...
Linda Carlson ...
Dr. Horton
J.P. Bumstead ...
Rebecca Donner ...
Claudette Sutherland ...


Baby Annie is HIV positive and has been left in the clinic by her drug addicted mother. To prevent that she's deported to a home where they'd just wait for her to die, nurse Susan takes charge of Annie at her home. Two years later she plans too adopt her -- but suddenly Annie's mother reappears and demands her back. And under the law, Susan, as foster-mother, has no claim to the child. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Rated PG for thematic elements and language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

1 May 1994 (USA)  »

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Hallmark Hall of Fame: A Place for Annie (#43.3)  »

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An excellent tearjerker!
4 July 1999 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

I was sitting at home last Saturday, bored to tears, turned on the t.v. and for the next two hours sat entranced by this powerful and moving film that really did justice to the HIV-babies and their mothers that we hear so much about.

Top-billed Spacek and Mary Louise-Parker really shine in this film...Parker (who has full blown AIDS) comes back to reclaim Annie, her child, who she was forced to give up when the baby was six months old. Spacek adopted Annie and the film shows the tensions and struggle that the two ladies go through to see eye to eye in the care of Annie. The end may surprise a few people; the entire film is top-notch!

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