ABC Afterschool Specials: Season 17, Episode 7

Torn Between Two Fathers (20 Apr. 1989)

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The daughter of a divorced couple wages her own custody battle. After her natural mother dies in an accident, a teenager sues her natural father for the right to live with her disabled step-dad.

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Elizabeth Bliss
Richard Kendall ...
Tim
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Pat Benatar ...
Donna
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Angela Morris
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Jennifer
Melissa Watson ...
Jody
Patricia Ponton ...
Linda
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1st Police Officer
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Katie
Brandon Bluhm ...
Sam
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Judy
Oceana Marr ...
Music Teacher
Kerry Remsen ...
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Roger Scott ...
Eddie
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The daughter of a divorced couple wages her own custody battle. After her natural mother dies in an accident, a teenager sues her natural father for the right to live with her disabled step-dad.

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TV acting Debut of Pat Benatar
24 April 2003 | by (Silver Spring, MD) – See all my reviews

This Afterschool Special marks the TV Acting debut of Rock Singer Pat Benatar (Her actual Acting Debut was a cameo in the film "Union City" Starring Singer/Actress Deborah Harry). Even though the story centers around the daughter who is coping with her parents divorce and their new relationships I watched this show because of being a fan of Pat Benatar's Music. Having seen her in Union City and a few of her music videos I knew her acting was pretty good, she's a singer first actor second but her performance is very good in this.

I recall that the day this Afterschool special was broadcast the remains of the sailors killed in a Gun Turret Explosion aboard the U.S.S. Iowa were returned home and the only TV channel in my area that cut to live footage of the plane unloading the flag covered coffins was the channel that was showing this movie, as a result I missed over half the show. I don't think it has ever been repeated.


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