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An Unexpected Family (1996)

TV Movie  -   -  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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4 December 1996 (USA)  »

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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 »

Quotes

Matt Whitney: That's a stupid reason
Barbara Whitney: One of many you'll come across as you grow up.
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Followed by An Unexpected Life (1998) See more »

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A Great movie for the Family
9 August 1999 | by See all my reviews

A Great movie for the whole family. Realistically shows the problems of society today such as child abandonment. A great heart warming movie along with a wonderful and semi popular cast. I recommend this movie for people of all ages.


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