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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
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Judge Silbowitz
Donovon Ian H. McKnight ...
Amir
Rikkia A. Smith ...
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Paulette McDaniels ...
Ethel
Velma Austin ...
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Storyline

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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Losing Isaiah  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$7,603,766 (USA)
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Margaret Lewin: Any animal can give birth. That doesn't make it a mother.
Khaila Richards: Are you calling me an animal? If you think you're going to just take my baby from me like some puppy from a pound, you got another thing coming, lady!
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12, 15, 22, 5
by John D. Bolden, Theodore Bolden II, Jeffrey Russell & Meashell McCann
Performed by Y.T. Style
Courtesy of Third Stone Records/Atlantic Recording Corp.
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Very thoughtful and fair
10 January 2000 | by See all my reviews

I hesitated in seeing this movie for a long time because I knew that, whatever the outcome, I would be unsatisfied. However, I am willing to admit that I was wrong and the movie is a fairly accurate account of unconditional love and by the end, I was in tears. Fine acting all around.


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