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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rachel Luckman
Wanda LeFauve
Richard Luckman
Al LeFauve
Ron Callaway
Stephen E. Miller ...
Dr. Selby
Addison Ridge ...
Russell Hixson ...
John Brynelsen ...
Robby (as Johnny Brynelson)
Kate Robbins ...
Miss Maddy
Gillian Barber ...
Nurse Nancy
Donna Lysell ...
Avery Raskin ...


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They had nothing in common except an arrangement that could break their hearts.




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Release Date:

23 August 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Baby Blues  »

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Richard Lineback originated the role of Al in the 1991 off-Broadway production upon which this film is based. See more »


Referenced in Jersey Girl (2004) See more »


Crisis Site 13
Written by Terry Allen
Performed by Terry Allen & The Panhandle Mystery Band
From the album "Human Remains"
Courtesy of Sugar Hill Records
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An understated drama with big impact.
3 October 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

What a refreshing experience to watch a film where simply superb acting tells the story. Overblown scenes of emotion are almost absent,despite the sensitive subject matter,and yet this has so much more effect. The film has a documentary like quality, which gave me the feeling that I was quietly accompanying the characters on their difficult journeys, as well as learning about different ways of life in another country & community. I felt that this film was not made with the intention to bias the viewer towards any particular party, each of whom had extremely difficult decisions to make & situations to deal with. I like it when I don't have to have 'the moral of the story' rammed down my throat & am left to open ended pondering, which lasts until long after the end of the film.

From time to time simply portrayed scenes of family life add beauty, contrast & poignancy to the story line. It may seem far removed, but 'The Baby Dance' reminds me of some of the finest examples of Iranian cinema, such as 'The Apple',where in the midst of seeming catastrophe, life goes on, children play...

I was pleasantly surprised that what I thought was going to be a rather trashy 'Tug of love baby' drama, turned out to be a moving & superbly crafted work,which I would like to watch again.

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