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Losing Isaiah (1995)

R  |   |  Drama  |  17 March 1995 (USA)
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The natural and adoptive mothers of a young boy are involved in a bitter, controversial custody battle.

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Charles Lewin
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Eddie Hughes
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Hannah Lewin
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Isaiah
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Kadar Lewis
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Marie
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Gussie
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Caroline Jones (as LaTanya Richardson)
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Judge Silbowitz
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Paulette McDaniels ...
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Velma Austin ...
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An African-American baby, abandoned by his crack addicted mother is adopted by a white social worker and her husband. Several years later, the baby's mother finds out her son is not dead, as she thought before and goes to court to get him back. Written by Cyndi Kessler <ckessler@hooked.net>

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Who decides what makes a mother?

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Rated R for drug related material and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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17 March 1995 (USA)  »

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Les chemins de l'amour  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

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$7,603,766 (USA)
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In between takes, a make-up girl accidentally scratched Halle Berry's corneas while applying eye drops, resulting in much pain and missed work for Ms. Berry. See more »

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Rehab Leader: [as Khaila suddenly bursts into tears] Khaila, what is it? What's wrong?
Khaila Richards: I killed him.
Rehab Leader: What?
Khaila Richards: My baby. I killed my baby. I threw him in the trash can.
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Tastin' Love Again
by Derrick Patterson, Wyatt Jackson & Joshua Gen Rubin
Performed by Here and Now
Courtesy of Third Stone Records/Atlantic Recording Corp.
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Great Movie
16 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

The mood this movie creates is wonderful. I literally cried for this movie. I'm not someone who cries often, especially not because of movies, but this one moves me. Seeing both side of family love the boy so much. What pain it must be for them to lose him to someone else. Great plot and great cast, too, except for the father.


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