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For the Love of a Child (2006)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  9 January 2006 (USA)
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1959, support from US troops based in Asia and later from the Sates enables two actresses to start a charity for mixed-race 'orphans' who are locally neglected as outcasts. Thus originates ... See full summary »

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Sara
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Yvonne
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Annie
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Richard
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Laura
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Michael (as Jake Smith)
David McNally ...
Bart Fletcher
Marty Antonini ...
Detective Carter
Rod Heatheringston ...
Patrol Officer (as Rod Heatherington)
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Mrs. Wade
Diana Frechette ...
Counselor
Eden Sollereder ...
Julia
Patricia Darbasie ...
Dr. Ryan
Mieko Ouchi ...
Mama Ji
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1959, support from US troops based in Asia and later from the Sates enables two actresses to start a charity for mixed-race 'orphans' who are locally neglected as outcasts. Thus originates Childhelp, which later runs multi-disciplinary centers for abused and/or neglected children in the States. Among them is bright Jacob Fletcher, whose stepfather, a lawyer, terrorized him into utter trauma and reclaims him shortly after 10 months in jail. Jacob's peers have distressing stories of their own, but competent, devoted staff helps most of them decisively on the former farm, using animal therapy. Written by KGF Vissers

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Jacob Fletcher: Do you believe in angels?
Telephone operator: Yes, I do, I do believe in angels, Jacob.
Jacob Fletcher: Jacob needs an angel, right now, real bad.
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Friendship
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Performed by Peri Gilpin and Teri Polo
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Loved it - a "MUST WATCH"
13 January 2007 | by (France) – See all my reviews

It touches you... Shows you the real world... Shows you that there is a lot of crap going on around the globe, where poor, helpless, innocent, orphans and children are being tortured, molested and abused. And then it shows that there are those amongst us who would spend their entire life fixing this! This movie has surely stirred me... and I will definitely watch it again. The acting is great, I would want to know what became of the lady in Japan though. The scene that brought a tear in my eye was when Michael's back was shown, and it read "Bad Boy" (which was made out of scars). And then again, when Jacob's shirt was removed, and we could see the Iron marks...


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