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Return to Innocence (2001)

 -  Drama  -  13 November 2007 (USA)
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A well respected child psychologist finds his life turned upside down when he is accused of sexually molesting a young boy under his care.

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Glen Erskine
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Tommy Jackson
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Jim Aiken
Cynthia Downey ...
Suzanne Erskine
Shawn Berry ...
Chris Manning
Lou Franson ...
Nathan Moultrie
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Mark Carter
Joseph Ragusa ...
Peter Erskine
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Benjamin Erskine
Madelaine Culp ...
Judge Helen Booker
Monte Van Vleet ...
John Brantly
Brett Chukerman ...
Curtis Sloan (as Brett Charles)
Trevor Evans ...
Chad Brooks
Onika Nicole Craven ...
Kay Lawford
Carolyn Robertson ...
Lucille Drake
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Glen Erskine: A family man and the director and chief of staff of New Horizons, a group home and counseling center for abused boys. Glen is a child psychologist with impeccable credentials who has an international reputation as one of the foremost scholars in the study of male adolescent sexuality. Tommy Jackson: A victim of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse since he was an infant, Tommy is taken into custody by the Department of Social Services and placed at New Horizons after his mother is arrested by the FBI for making pornographic videos of him and selling them on the Internet. At New Horizons, Tommy's young life finally seems to be coming together. But when the nature of the love he shares with one of his counselors is discovered and their relationship is destroyed, Tommy strikes back by accusing the man he believes responsible - Glen Erskine. With that accusation, the stage is set for a dark, disturbing, and yet poignant tale of love, commitment, betrayal, forgiveness, and ... Written by Gary M. Frazier

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They took his innocence when he was seven years old. He took mine when he was thirteen.

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Most of the film was edited from a press box at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California, home of the San Diego Chargers football team. See more »

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Jim: Once you're accused of molesting a child, there simply is no return to innocence.
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References Clerks. (1994) See more »

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Beauty Inside
Written and Performed by Orren Merton
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A true look at humanity
18 August 2001 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

Looking beyond the obvious plot, I found myself caught up in the side story hiding within. The story of this sad little boy's search for love. Something his mother never gave him. When the boy does find someone that truly loves him, their relationship is torn apart, sending the boy back to his familiar loneliness, with added confusion on top of that. This side element alone makes this film terrific.


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