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An Unexpected Family (1996)

TV Movie  |  PG  |   |  Drama  |  4 December 1996 (USA)
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When Ruth Whitney abandons her two children with her sister Barbara is left to take care of them, at first none of them like it but soon they grow to like each other. Then over a year later... See full summary »

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When Ruth Whitney abandons her two children with her sister Barbara is left to take care of them, at first none of them like it but soon they grow to like each other. Then over a year later Ruth comes back saying she wants her kids and Barbara goes to court to fight for custody. Written by Angela Crawford

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Rated PG for thematic elements, language and brief violence | See all certifications »
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Barbara tells Matt and Meghan that she is nervous about them walking to school on thier own. Matt makes a comment on how she made them watch the movie Without a Trace (1983) 10 times. Stockard Channing was one of the stars of the movie. See more »

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Matt Whitney: That's a stupid reason
Barbara Whitney: One of many you'll come across as you grow up.
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Noah Fleiss in another beautiful little movie
9 January 2003 | by (Shropshire, England) – See all my reviews

This is a beautiful little sentimental movie. If that is precisely the kind of movie that you are looking for, then I promise you that you will not be disappointed. If you choose to watch it because you like any of the stars in it you will be equally happy, since all the performances are good also.

I chose to watch it as one of the few Noah Fleiss films that I hadn't seen yet. I was not disappointed either! You know, this young star has so much talent that it is almost frightening! God willing, he will be on our screens for a very long time.


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