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Little John (2002)

TV-PG | | Drama | TV Movie 5 May 2002
The unmarried daughter of a Texas rancher gives birth to an unwanted child. She puts the child up for adoption and moves away from home. Without her knowledge, her father took the boy and ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Morgan
Natalie Britain
Aunt Etta Green
L.J. Morgan
Ellis Williams ...
Lou (as Ellis E. Williams)
Elizabeth Anne Smith ...
Sister Mary
Hayden Tank ...
Presiding Judge
Waitress (as Octavia L. Spencer)


The unmarried daughter of a Texas rancher gives birth to an unwanted child. She puts the child up for adoption and moves away from home. Without her knowledge, her father took the boy and raised him. Twelve years later, she is now a successful family-court judge in L.A. Over the years, she has avoided her father and knows nothing of the child. That all changes when he decides that is time she knew her own child and heads for L.A. However, he quickly finds that she wants nothing to do with her father and cares little about the son she never knew. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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A stubborn father. A headstrong daughter. Can a child's love mend a broken family?




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Release Date:

5 May 2002 (USA)  »

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Hallmark Hall of Fame: Little John (#51.4)  »

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Gloria Reuben, who plays Natalie, is only 5 years younger than Ving Rhames, who plays her father. See more »


Edited into Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951) See more »

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16 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Well if one can go from being in college to being a full-fledged judge with everyone very excited about you in only twelve short years, with at least three of those years spent in law school, then what can't you do? Being a mom to a half grown boy who is already just about raised and just about perfect should be a piece of cake. What a waste of everyone's time and talent. BTW, the kid is so cute, if she isn't convinced, I'll take him. No problem. Tell Grandpa the kid was right the first time and that the aunt and uncle would do in a pinch. Heck, I'd prefer the vet from the diner in terms of human warmth to the frozen judgette.

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