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For the Love of a Child (2006)

In the 1950's, two actresses set up a charity home for "orphans" (children who were purposely abandoned and shunned because of their mixed ethnicity). The children find themselves being loved and looked after properly.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael (as Jake Smith)
Bart Fletcher
Marty Antonini ...
Detective Carter
Rod Heatherington ...
Patrol Officer
Mrs. Wade
Diana Frechette ...
Eden Sollereder ...
Patricia Darbasie ...
Dr. Ryan
Mieko Ouchi ...
Mama Ji


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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9 January 2006 (USA)  »

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Pour le coeur d'un enfant  »

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Sara: Little Michael's dead.
Yvonne: From Beaumont, that poor sweet boy.
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Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Performed by Peri Gilpin and Teri Polo
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10 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have been anticipating watching this movie for a month and it was beyond my expectations of a lifetime movie. The acting was superior (Gilpin, Polo and the child actors). This movie follows two women (Gilpin and Polo) on their journey to help children around the world. Through their journey of orphans and abused children they stumble across Jacob, an severely abused child,whose story makes the movie touching and meaningful. The movie can get a little confusing at times because they do switch from one decade to another, as long as you're paying attention you'll understand what is going on. The movie was a great awakening of what some children are living through and that people can really change the world for others.

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