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The Face on the Milk Carton (1995)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  24 May 1995 (USA)
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A girl happens to look down at a milk carton one day and she sees herself on the back! Her life gets more stressful as she tries to hide the secret from her parents who she knows couldn't ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jennifer Sands / Janie Jessmon
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Sada Sands
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Frank Jessmon
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Jonathan Sands
Johnny Green ...
Reeve Shields
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Miranda Jessmon
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Stephen Sands
Caroline Perreyclear ...
Jodie Sands
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Sarah-Charlotte
Lorri Lindberg ...
Mrs. Shields (as Lori Lindberg)
Leslie Hall ...
Adair
Kawan Rojanatavorn ...
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Paul Dow ...
Jason
Ellen Seltz ...
Lizzie Shields (as Ellen Lee)
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L. McDonnell
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A girl happens to look down at a milk carton one day and she sees herself on the back! Her life gets more stressful as she tries to hide the secret from her parents who she knows couldn't have kidnapped her. Written by Katie <Katie185@aol.com>

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In the book "The Face on the Milk Carton" by Caroline B. Cooney, Janie's birth name is Jennie Spring and her adopted name is Janie Johnson. See more »

Quotes

Stephen Sands: You're going back to the Jessmons?
Janie Jessmon: I don't have a home there anymore. I don't have a home anywhere. It's like I can't go back and I can't go forward. Do you ever feel like that?
Stephen Sands: All the time.
Janie Jessmon: I'm sorry I'm not the sister you wanted.
Stephen Sands: No. You are. It was me. I-I was the one that lost you.
Janie Jessmon: What?
Stephen Sands: I was supposed to hold your hand that day, the day you got kidnapped, and... all I did was push you down... and walk away. And when I looked back... you were gone.
Janie Jessmon: Stephen... Stephen, you were five years ...
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Laughably bad...
29 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The writer and author didn't have the slightest clue about the subject matter involved. Or genetics, for that matter. A little bit of research about child custody, sociology or the judicial process would have helped. Nobody in the process whatsoever thought a counselor might be brought in at any stage? Not with either set of parents? Not involved with the transition? Not at the school? There's a trope called "Did Not Do the Research" that they ran into the ground here and the story suffers and leads to every single moment where you found yourself banging your head against the table at the sheer stupidity of the characters involved. Ironic that ABC Family showed this since it highlights how much better, more realistic and with greater respect the subject matter is treated by their show Switched at Birth. I can't believe the studio didn't laugh this movie into the trashcan.


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