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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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Gail
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Eddie
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Andrew
Lynne Deragon ...
Joanne
Craig Eldridge ...
Jack
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Deena Drake
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Ted
Patrick Chilvers ...
Officer Reston
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Mr. Kemper
Stan Coles ...
Dr. Burton
Eve Crawford ...
Janet Hilgarde
Jean Daigle ...
Officer Pearl
Shane Daly ...
Highway Cop
Jake Goldsbie ...
Carl Rudnick
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Dr. Matthews
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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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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 »

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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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A must watch movie
28 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Here is a movie that will keep you thinking about it into the next day. The story is about a kidnapped child who is returned to his mother after 5 years. Yes, this movie would be very hard for anyone to watch who has experienced real life child abuse or kidnapping. You will feel the mothers pain and struggle while trying to get their life back together.You will come to understand the child's anger. Other movies based on true a story never had the impact on me that this one did. This one tears at your heart the whole time. Park Overall plays the mom who stays focused to one thing, getting the boy back physically and emotionally. The performance of the little boy played by Seth Adkins was so exceptional you feel like he was the actual child this happened to. Even if you don't like tearjerkers, watch it for the performances.


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