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Thicker Than Blood: The Larry McLinden Story (1994)

When a couple breaks up after four years together, the man is told that the son he has raised as his own isn't his biological one. He must fight to keep him.

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Larry McLinden
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Diane
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Glen Schwartz
Brenda Bazinet ...
Mary
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Larry Jr.
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Bobbie Mallory
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Dr. Sandra Baldwin
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Nikki Amato
Patricia Gage ...
Judge Lara Parkes
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Jay Kessler
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David Meadows
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Tina (11)
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Tina (16) (as Tara Charendoff)
Gil Filar ...
Andy (7)
Anthony Dean Rubes ...
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Based on the case of Larry McLinden who, upon breaking up with his girlfriend, is told that their son isn't biologically his. He has loved him as his own and is determined to keep him as his own and starts a custody battle which will challenge the laws of the state and the rights of the parent who raises a child, whether genetically linked or otherwise. Written by mahajanssen

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He wasn't his son. He didn't care.

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6 March 1994 (USA)  »

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Four years after the film's release, main stars Peter Strauss and Rachel Ticotin married, on 31st December 1998. See more »

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Another family struggle
20 May 2001 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Pretty sad story with the dad trying to gain custody of his youngest son. Later he finds out that the boy isn't really his, but he still fights for him. This is tough for the kid as he gets confused, and his mother gets married again and complicates matters. With such a title, it should be based on a true story. I hope the real Larry Jr. has come out from this ordeal, STRONG.


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