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When Andrew Came Home (2000)

A woman is reunited with her kidnapped son after five years, but sadly she finds out that he has a near-infantile mindset and apparent mental problems. Will she give up on Andrew, or try to help him work through the abuse he suffered?



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lynne Deragon ...
Craig Eldridge ...
Deena Drake
Patrick Chilvers ...
Officer Reston
Mr. Kemper
Stan Coles ...
Dr. Burton
Eve Crawford ...
Janet Hilgarde
Jean Daigle ...
Officer Pearl
Highway Cop
Jake Goldsbie ...
Carl Rudnick
Dr. Matthews


A mother searches for five years to find her kidnapped son in this fact-based drama. Unexpectedly the boy is found, but the reunion is not as she hoped. She now has to deal with five years of abuse that the boy suffered at the hands of his kidnappers. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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After an abduction of five years, a mother must fight for the love of her son...before she loses him forever. See more »




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30 October 2000 (USA)  »

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Jake Goldsbie, who plays Carl Rudnick, is on the Canadian teen drama Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001), where he is no longer the bully, but is bullied. Katie Lai, the girl who stood up for Andrew, is also on the show and plays Toby's (Jake's character) girlfriend, Kendra, on the show. See more »


Andrew: [tells Gail about his revelations after the kidnapping, sobs] We never stayed at the same place for long. We always moved around, mostly motels. The last place we lived - the one we stayed the longest - was a trailer. He wouldn't let me go outside during the day; I just stayed in the room watching TV. I didn't go to school, I didn't know any kids my age. There was just daddy, her, and me. Pattie, she - she hit me. He locked me in the closet. At night, they would put me outside on a long leash. I...
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An emotional rollercoaster
11 December 2000 | by (Los Angeles, California, USA) – See all my reviews

I hadn't planned on viewing this film. I had been watching the program before it and simply didn't turn the television off or change the channel. After about 15 minutes into it, I was pulled into the strong story. The film was thoroughly engrossing and the performances, especially that of young Seth Adkins, were superb. I found myself in tears throughout the film and the ending caused me to completely break down. I can't recommend this film enough. Next time it's on, please don't miss it.

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