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When Innocence Is Lost (1997)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 7 April 1997
When Erica French opts to keep the baby she conceived in high school, she never dreamed that one day she would be fighting for custody against the child's father, Scott Stone. Scott Stone ... See full summary »

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Cynthia Adams
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Scott Stone (as Vincent Corazza)
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Annie French
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David Trask
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Matthew French
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Jane Littleton
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Susan French
Deborah Grover ...
Barbara Stone
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Diane
Courtney Greshuk ...
Molly - Age 1
Nicole Greshuk ...
Molly - Age 1
Phoenix Arn-Horn ...
Molly - Age 2
Mercedes Arn-Horn ...
Molly - Age 2
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When Erica French opts to keep the baby she conceived in high school, she never dreamed that one day she would be fighting for custody against the child's father, Scott Stone. Scott Stone initially fought for custody when Erica threatened to cut off his access to their daughter. Scott continues to try to be a part of his daughter's life, but when Molly first breaks her arm at the playground then Scott's mother finds mysterious bruises on her granddaughter, Scott again fights for custody of young Molly, and this time he wins because the court feels his family can provide a more stable environment for Molly than a public daycare can. Written by kady

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This film is loosely based on a true story. See more »

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When Erica is holding Molly and walking to the ice cream stand, she is holding her face forward by the stomach. When the camera changes, Molly is in a different position. See more »

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References Casablanca (1942) See more »

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When Innocence is Lost...And Regained ***1/2
19 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The sudden change at the very end spoiled an extremely good picture.

Of course, there are some questions that one has to ask: Since when does a girl who attends wild parties and drinks is able to attain an A average in high school and get accepted to Cornell? This is a little too difficult to comprehend.

Also, if mom, Jill Clayburgh, divorced when the Russell character was 3, how do you explain the much younger sister?

Yet, with these 2 issues aside, we have an awfully good film here where a young lady, trying to make good, by raising her daughter and going to Cornell, has to face a custody battle with her ex-boyfriend, the father of the child, when she puts the young child in day-care. Had the case gone against the woman,divorced women would be pulling their youngsters out of daycare en masse.

The very end is done too quickly and spoils the subject matter. We leave this film with not such a good taste in our mouths. Nevertheless, we have a fine story line here and the acting by all is top notch.


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