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The Face on the Milk Carton (1995)

A teenage girl sees a photograph of herself one day in the school cafeteria - on a Missing Persons column on the side of a milk carton. But her beloved parents would never kidnap anyone and there's a deeper mystery ahead.

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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
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Reeve Shields
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Miranda Jessmon
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Stephen Sands
Caroline Perreyclear ...
Jodie Sands
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Leslie Hall ...
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Paul Dow ...
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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 »

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Frank Jessmon: [the Sands want three months exclusive custody of Jennie/Janie. Jennie/Janie's father won't agree to it] Well, how are we supposed to go three months without seeing our daughter?
L. McDonnell: How did the Sands go *thirteen years* without seeing theirs?
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Decent movie of the week
9 October 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Kellie Martin plays a girl who sees her face (a baby photo) on the back of a milk carton, and finds out about her mysterious past. It's a good movie, but the book series by Caroline Cooney is much better. They are more mysterious with more attention paid to detail. Of course, they had to cram in two books' worth of material into an hour and a half movie. And for some reason, the characters' names are different in the movie than in the books and some characters are changed or left out altogether. It's good time filler, with strong performances by Kellie Martin, Sharon Lawrence and Jill Clayburgh especially.


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