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Writer (WGA):
Linda Voorhees (written by)
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Release Date:
22 September 1996 (USA) See more »
She's fallen in love with another woman. Does that give her mother the right to take her child away?
Based on the true custody battle in Richmond, Virginia, a grandmother sues her lesbian daughter for... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Valerie Bertinelli ... Jody Ann Shaffell

Vanessa Redgrave ... Nancy Shaffell
Colleen Flynn ... Maggie Fergus

James Gammon ... Chalmer
Michael Marich ... Robert Lee

Kim Dickens ... Nancy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Brett Brock ... Keith Kinchloe
Cynthia Dorn ... Nurse Smoot
Tony Frank ... Ben Delaney
Barbara George-Reiss ... Beth
Sheila Gordon ... Process Server
Alexandria Hunter ... Lily Delaney (as Alex Hunter)
Bill Kaiser ... County Clerk
Barbara Lasater ... Pat Kinchloe
Dennis Letts ... Judge Crawford
Marietta Marich ... Melba

Brian McGuire ... Dwayne
Randy Means ... Harlan
Toby Metcalf ... Officer Hamm
Jill Parker-Jones ... Reporter #1

Marco Perella ... Reporter #2
Lou Perryman ... Assistant Manager

Steven Chester Prince ... Rusty (as Steve Prince)
Larry Randolph ... Judge Rayburn
Adam Rehmann ... Zachary

Steve Shearer ... Frank Martin
Cliff Stephens ... Judge Paxton

Joe Stevens ... Eddie
Ramsey Williams ... Vada

Kenneth Wayne Bradley ... Wes (uncredited)
David Ponton ... Shopper (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Werner 
Writing credits
Linda Voorhees (written by)

Produced by
Cary Brokaw .... executive producer
Tom Kageff .... associate producer
Timothy Marx .... producer
Randy Robinson .... executive producer
Original Music by
Peter Rodgers Melnick 
Cinematography by
Neil Roach (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Martin Nicholson 
Casting by
Molly Lopata 
Production Design by
Barbara Haberecht 
Art Direction by
Craig Byrom 
Set Decoration by
Jenny C. Patrick 
Costume Design by
Jill M. Ohanneson  (as Jill Ohanneson)
Nina Proctor (co-costume designer)
Makeup Department
Gigi Coker .... key makeup artist (as Gi Gi Coker)
Kelly Nelson .... hair stylist
Production Management
Susan Abrams .... post-production supervisor
Holly Gent Palmo .... production supervisor
Timothy Marx .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Katy Emde .... first assistant director
Vincent Palmo Jr. .... second assistant director (as Vincent N. Palmo Jr.)
Art Department
John V. Burson .... construction coordinator (as John Burson)
Michael Leonard .... lead man
Byron Scott Thomas .... property master (as Byron Thomas)
Randy Huke .... buyer (uncredited)
Darren Patnode .... on-set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Don Digirolamo .... re-recording mixer
David E. Fluhr .... re-recording mixer (as David Fluhr)
Jennifer Murphy .... location sound mixer
Elmo Ponsdomenech .... re-recording mixer
David A. Smith .... boom operator (as David Allen Smith)
Richard Taylor .... supervising sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Jon H. Lewis .... gaffer (as Jon Lewis)
Jimmy Lindsey .... first assistant camera (as Jimmy W. Lindsey)
Anthony Martin .... second assistant camera
Ferrell A. Shinnick .... key grip
Casting Department
Barbara Brinkley .... casting: Texas
Toni Cobb Brock .... casting associate: Texas (as Toni Cobb)
Dara A. Gray .... extras casting (as Dara Gray)
Editorial Department
Tony Kadell .... associate editor
Location Management
Eric A. Williams .... location manager
Music Department
Ed Kalnins .... musician: synthesizers
Transportation Department
Ronald D. Chambers .... transportation captain
Cecil D. Evans .... transportation coordinator
Bobby Sconci .... driver
Other crew
Patricia A. Fullerton .... script supervisor
Karen Ruth Getchell .... production coordinator
Jonathan Hennessey .... production assistant
Marlene O. Nichols .... production assistant
Kerri Smeltzer .... production assistant
Harry Thompson .... dialect coach
Brad Uecker .... production accountant
Martha Waters .... production assistant
Shanti Delsarte .... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)
Judy Geletko .... post-production accountant (uncredited)

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96 min
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Maggie Fergus:If you have any change leftover, could you get me a cherry slushy?
Jody Ann Schaffel:You know, you really should have something healthy, something green!
Maggie Fergus:OK then, make it a lime slushy.
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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Views on gays relationships and children, 22 December 2006
Author: Marcwolf from Australia

Seeing the comments of Winston and Good.. something or other (definately forgettable as their comments) How can a gay or lesbian family be called dysfunctional in comparison to what the heterosexual society can offer.

Lets consider - with a gay or lesbian couple a child is a choice, often a sacrifice. For a man who prefers not to be with a woman must know that it is a woman who will give birth to the child. Likewise a woman who prefers to be with a woman knows that they need a man's sperm to create the child.

No simple biological accident but a decision to bring a child into this world. A child who is wanted. Not a discard of a biological act.

There will be good loving heterosexual relationships where the child is wanted, cherished, and loved. But with a same sex relationship it is more because of the difficulties and decisions needed to create the new life.

What are the bigots afraid of. Something they have tried to sweep and hide under their darkened rug covered minds. Gay people exist, have always existed, and will always exists. We are natural as they are documented cases of homosexual animals. Gay people are born they way they are. They cannot be created, nor does it mean that the children they raise will be automatically gay.

BUT.. and this is the important part.. The Children will grow up to be accepting of gay people. And will not listen or support the bigots or the narrow minded folks who just want to spread fear.

With many cultures homosexuals are accepted at part of society with their own values and experiences to offer.

We are people. We bleed when we are cut. Weep when we are hurt, and have feelings to our loved ones and to our children just as strong and just as powerful as any other humans.

It is also interesting that one of the weapons of the bigots is to reduce someone they do not like from a person to a symbol. Symbols are easy to hate. To use as a scapegoat. To bring under the one label.

So next time you wish to discriminate against someone for their race, greed, religion, or sexuality.. Just think you would you feel in their shoes.. to be the recipient of that hate.

I am sure that so many injustice would be overturned overnight.

Just the thoughts from an older.. and hopefully wiser person.


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