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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.

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Susan Lansing
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Linda
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Alice
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David
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Dorothy
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Dr. Palmer
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Dr. Scott
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Dr. Reilly (as Stephen Mills)
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Edna
Lauree Berger ...
Sandy
Linda Carlson ...
Gerry
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Dr. Horton
J.P. Bumstead ...
Judge
Rebecca Donner ...
Elaine
Claudette Sutherland ...
Carol
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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 »
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1 May 1994 (USA)  »

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

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Get out your tissue boxes
19 January 2003 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

First of all I was quite intrigued to see that at least 2 of the 3 comments submitted so far (the other a nom-de-plume) were from men. Good to see that such a wonderful film as this is being seen by an audience that might not have been the target one, as this would be considered a woman's picture in old Hollywood.

Unashamedly a tearjerker, anybody that is a loving parent or has any affinity with children will be well advised to have the tissues handy. Men not quite as in touch with their emotions in public might actually wish to watch this alone. From about 10 minutes in when I saw all the unwanted babies in the hospital I could not control my tears flowing relentlessly, whether they were tears of sadness or of joy (yes there are some wonderful joyful moments but I won't say when and spoil it)

Undoubtedly a great showcase for actors, the four leads are about as perfect as one could want. Like another reviewer, I was amazed at the performances of Parker and Noseworthy, mainly because Spacek and to an only slightly lesser degree Plowright, are renowned for their work and have the accolades and awards to show for it. But the formerly lightweight teen actress and the unknown youngster more than hold their own against the formidable twosome.

The writing and performances masterfully achieve it's desired aim, to entertain (if that's the word) and inform without unneccessary grandstanding. Yes the son does seem a little too good to be true, but there are such species still left in this world, and anyway his character is not perfect and still has his teeneage insecurities and traumas.

All in all, not to be missed and reaffirmation of the human spirit


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