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Writer (WGA):
Joseph Dougherty (written by)
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Release Date:
20 March 1995 (USA) See more »
The film is the story of woman who is denied the pensions for her children by her ex-husband. Therefore she has to fight for her rights by appealing the courts of justice and the bureaucracy of the state. | Add synopsis »
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Lori Loughlin ... Gerri Jensen

Brian Kerwin ... Doug
Farrah Forke ... Sarah

Eric Lloyd ... Matthew

Bibi Besch ... Iris

Rosemary Forsyth ... Judge

Ilene Graff

Robert Hooks

Claudette Nevins

Anthony Tyler Quinn

Amy Steel
Tyler Cole Malinger (as Tyler Malinger)

Allison Dean

Markus Flanagan
Victoria Haas
Herb Mitchell

Ben Siegler

Patti Yasutake

Gordon Clapp ... Donald Quinn
Linden Chiles ... Gerri's Father

Shaun Duke ... Quinn's Supervisor (as Duke Moosekian)
Tory Fairbrother ... Judith
Milt Oberman ... Bank Officer
Melissa Samuels ... Receptionist
Steven Gregan ... Deputy
Beverly Mickins ... Apartment Manager
Marti Greenberg ... Young Woman on Line
Fred Smoot ... Checker at Supermarket

Connie Sawyer ... Rose

Iqbal Theba ... The Doctor
Fredi Olster ... Neighbor Lady
Michael Burkhardt ... Letter Carrier
Chad Gabriel ... Newspaper Clerk

Directed by
Joseph Dougherty 
Writing credits
Joseph Dougherty (written by)

Produced by
Joseph Dougherty .... co-producer
Candace Farrell .... executive producer
Daniel Helfgott .... supervising producer
Marilu Henner .... executive producer
Robert Lieberman .... executive producer (as Rob Lieberman)
Vahan Moosekian .... producer
Janet Turner .... supervising producer
Original Music by
Laura Karpman 
Cinematography by
Thomas Del Ruth (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Alan L. Shefland  (as Alan Shefland)
Casting by
Harriet Greenspan 
Rhonda Young 
Production Design by
Phillip Vasels 
Set Decoration by
Ellen Brill 
Costume Design by
Matthew Jacobsen 
Makeup Department
Bonita DeHaven .... key makeup artist (as Bonita De Haven)
Susan Mills .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Robert Bennett Steinhauer .... unit production manager (as Robert Steinhauer)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tony Adler .... first assistant director
Rosemary C. Cremona .... second assistant director
Evan Labb .... second second assistant director
Art Department
William Shaw .... property master
Sound Department
Robert Edmondson .... sound re-recording mixer
Joel Fein .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael Fowler .... production sound mixer
Sherry Klein .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael O'Corrigan .... supervising sound editor
Marian Green .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Brian Branigan .... key grip
Danny Buck .... gaffer (as Dan Buck)
Rick Fee .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Sharon Soble .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Yvette Walsh .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Pam Ziegenhagen .... assistant editor
Music Department
Robin Eidelman .... music editor
Transportation Department
Tom Gilhooley .... transportation coordinator
Ted Basso .... production van driver operator (uncredited)
John F. Teeple .... transportation captain (uncredited)
Other crew
Julie Herlocker .... assistant to producer (as Julie Herlocker Burkhardt)
John A. Johnston .... location manager (as John Johnston)
Tom Keniston .... production accountant (as Thomas F. Keniston)
Maria Lease .... script supervisor
Debra J. Olchick .... assistant production coordinator
Ellen Wolff .... production coordinator
Billy Smith .... co-location manager (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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120 min (including commercials)
Color (Technicolor)
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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Good Little Issues Movie, 14 October 2001
Author: dhalgren74 from Tampa, Florida

I like Lori Loughlin in this picture, which is quality work with no frills. She plays a tough little divorcee named Gerri Jensen whose dirtbag ex-husband refuses to pay child-support for their two adorable young sons & who has to deal with a petty bureaucrat with issues of his own. Even her former in-laws treat her like trash, only willing to be good to their grandkids. After discovering how little help she's getting from her welfare counselor, Jensen puts an ad in the paper asking other women who've been dealt with unfairly by the man and several show up. They begin a crusade to get their kids what is owed them and put self-centered men in their place. This is the kind of story Barbara Stanwyck might have played with a bit more spunk in the old days, but Loughlin plays it realistically, right down to the "but I don't want to be a martyr" attitude that comes with social crusading. I love the way she runs to the phone to keep her son from hearing the filth she was faced with (and kept a whistle handy to blow into the mouthpiece) on a daily basis from disgruntled deadbeat dads. A good one to rent out on Mother's Day.

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