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A Father for Brittany (1998)

TV Movie  |  Not Rated  |   |  Drama  |  15 March 1998 (USA)
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Keith and Kim Lussier are a childless couple who are given custody of a 3-month-old foster child, Brittany. However, tragedy strikes when Kim dies of cancer in the middle of the adoption ... See full summary »

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Keith Lussier
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Edna Humphreys
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Kim Lussier
Linda Sorensen ...
Marge Lussier
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Bob Minkowitz
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Jack
Jonathan Welsh ...
Robert Lussier
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Donna Minkowitz
Diana Belshaw ...
Bea
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Atty. Sam Turturro
Linda Brooks ...
Reporter #1
Hugo Dann ...
Father John
Dan Duran ...
Field Reporter
Deborah Grover ...
Judge Harriot Richardson
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Jacobs
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Keith and Kim Lussier are a childless couple who are given custody of a 3-month-old foster child, Brittany. However, tragedy strikes when Kim dies of cancer in the middle of the adoption process, leaving Keith to fight for Brittany's custody alone. Written by Brian Henke <Cincy43235@aol.com>

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Two versions? It's not that bad....
24 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Apparently a different version was released in the U.K. Over here we saw the sanitized version I suppose. Perhaps in the future we will have less censorship regarding gay adoption.

Still Andrew McCarthy is acceptable as a widowed father who needs to hold onto his adoptive daughter Brittany. Terri Polo, his wife suddenly succumbs to cancer, and he is left with just the grandparents to raise his child. The agency, the premise (in this version) is that he can no longer have his daughter, as the agency adopts only to father and mother. In this country with currently, a 51% divorce rate, that would not be a practical statute for an adoption agency to enforce. Having worked with attorneys who foster adoption here from Roumania, the children are certainly adopted out to single mothers AND fathers.

There are some good scenes with Shirley Knight ("As Good As it Gets") and McCarthy is very good as the father only wanting to love his daughter and retain legal custody. 8/10.


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