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Fighting for My Daughter (1995)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  9 January 1995 (USA)
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Charming working class boy Eric is moving up by pimping in Martin Duvall's nightclub. He falls in love with naive Jessica 'Jesse' Kerner, who enjoys the luxury life and doesn't have to do a... See full summary »

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Kate Kerner
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Eric
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Martin
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Danny
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Ronnie (as Enuka Vanessa Okuma)
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Lisha Snelgrove ...
Sheila
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Sergeant Burnett
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Charming working class boy Eric is moving up by pimping in Martin Duvall's nightclub. He falls in love with naive Jessica 'Jesse' Kerner, who enjoys the luxury life and doesn't have to do a thing. Still Jesse's single mother Katherine 'Kate' Kerner, who always was permissive to avoid resembling her own strict mother, judge Edna Burton, mistrusts Eric. Her bugging ends up driving Jesse in the arms of hard pimp Russell, who hides her. Kate goes looking, but the police sees no crime, so Edna's help is now wanted. Written by KGF Vissers

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She lost her little girl to a world of prostitution. Now she'll stop at nothing to bring her home.

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The true story happened in Canada in 1992. That's when Anne Dion's daughter was seduced by her pimp to become a prostitute. Anne actually walked the streets looking for her daughter, and in the process, she tried to save other children. See more »

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fighting a bad dye job
1 November 2002 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Lindsay Wagner is Kate Kerner, a Washington computer programmer whose 16 year old daughter Jesse (Renee Humphrey) is `turned out' ie seduced into the life of a prostitute with the help of pimps Eric Lambert (Chad Lowe) and Russell (Kurt Baltz).

Kate has copper-red long hair which looks simply awful on Wagner, who wears a wig of grey-blonde color when she poses as a prostitute to get information on Jesse's whereabouts. Although inclined to utilise a hair flicking mannerism, Wagner's best moments are when parodying the misogynistic lyrics of rap music, arguing with a disinterested prostitute when showing her Jesse's picture, the Bionic smashing open of a door with a fire extinguisher, and the confrontation with Jesse which makes her leave home. In the latter Wagner's face slapping is unconvincing, but she intones `He is using you' and in reaction to Jesse's I don't want your help `Well, you don't have a choice' with force, and supplies a jittery broken reaction to Jesse's exit.

The teleplay by Eric Blakeney, based on a true story, presents Kate as a weak mother who is too lenient with Jesse, as a reaction to the conservatism of her own mother Edna Burton (Piper Laurie) who is a Judge! Perhaps the red hair is supposed to be a remnant of Kate's rebelliousness, since she is a former biker's moll, and abandoned mother. Although given that the context makes Jesse's unhappiness seem relatively inexplicable, Blakeney does provide a funny phrase in `the ferocity of a butterfly'.

Director Peter Levin doesn't make Wagner's transformation into a prostitute funny, the way he does her friend Peggy (Deirdre O'Connell), and he cuts away from Wagner's telling off a `don't-give-a-crap-attitude' cop which reads as over-reaction anyway.


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