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Losing Isaiah (1995)

 -  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
Jacqueline Brookes ...
Judge Silbowitz
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Amir
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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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Jessica Lange said in an interview "I let myself get talked into 'Losing Isaiah' because I hadn't worked for awhile. I knew it wasn't right, the script wasn't right, there was no ending. It just didn't feel right, and it never got right. It was a really difficult and painful experience." 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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Slicker Than Most
by Keith Elam
Performed by Guru
Courtesy of Chrysalis Records, Inc.
A Division of ERG under license from CEMA Special Markets
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Good cast and director, but straightforward script and presentation are dull...
4 July 2006 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Seth Margolis' novel becomes middle-of-the-road drama about a white woman and her husband fighting a black woman in court over the custody of the black woman's baby son, whom she left in a dumpster two years prior to cleaning up her life as a homeless crack-addict. Uninventive presentation plays like a dulled-out TV-movie, and the two leading actresses (Jessica Lange and Halle Berry), while well cast, can't do much more than fill these stock roles with their individual charisma and personalities (they can't invest much heart into the proceedings when the screenplay is all processed emotion). The outcome of the case (and the reasons for the outcome) seem dated already, and the concluding events are standard, predictable scenes of coming to terms. ** from ****


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