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The Lost & Found Family -- When her husband dies, Mrs. Ester Hobbes (Ellen Bry, TV's "St. Elsewhere") learns that his wealth was just an illusion. Her only real inheritance is a run-down Southern home occupied by a foster family. Slowly, Mrs. Hobbes finds herself making unexpected connections with rebellious teen Justin (Lucas Till, Hannah Montana: The Movie) and the rest of the unwanted kids. Share the journey of discov..


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15 September 2009 (USA) See more »
Formerly wealthy widow must move in with the lower middle-class foster family living in a house she owns in order to establish residency prior to selling it. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Ellen Bry ... Ester

Lynn Cole ... Ramona
Jeff Portell ... Tony

Lucas Till ... Justin

Raegan Lamb ... Crystal (as Regan Lamb)

Jessica Luza ... Teri
Erin Patterson ... Jasmine

Michael May ... Max

Greg Thompson ... Jon Garrett
Bruce Taylor ... Judge Washington
Michael Wells ... Franklin
Syvonne ... Old Woman
Bob King ... Mr. White

Cynthia Evans ... Stephanie

Dolan Wilson ... Pawn Shop Owner
Teri Carpenter ... Monica
Justin Carpenter ... Travis
Ken Colquitt ... Probation Officer
Della Cole ... Doctor
Stan Patterson ... Cab Driver
Tonya Stoneman ... Judge's Secretary
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Kelly Finley ... Clerk

Jyn Hall ... Adult Jasmine

Directed by
Barnet Bain 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Terry Collis  writer
Jeff Ross  writer
Anna Waterhouse  writer

Produced by
Martha Almond .... executive producer
Bobbie Collis .... producer
Terry Collis .... producer
David E. Harshbarger .... associate producer
Jeff Ross .... associate producer (as Jeffrey Ross)
Original Music by
Nuno Malo 
Cinematography by
Brian Gunter 
Film Editing by
Ellen Goldwasser 
Casting by
Kimberly Smith Holt 
Jo Ann Smith 
Set Decoration by
Heather Bowers 
Sam Hill 
Cindy Van Dusen 
Costume Design by
Linda N. Robinson 
Makeup Department
Teresa Foshee .... makeup department head
Taylor Knight .... hair department head
Production Management
Bobbie Collis .... production manager
Katie Willard Troebs .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
T.S. O'Kelly .... first assistant director
Heath Reece .... second assistant director
John Scott II .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Sammy Ray Hill .... set dresser
Sound Department
Tom Beach .... sound mixer
Aron Siegel .... boom operator
Camera and Electrical Department
Mike Akins .... key grip
Reid Andrews .... best boy electric
Bill Bennett .... grip
Hugh Braselton .... second assistant camera
James Cheshire .... best boy
Quantrell D. Colbert .... still photographer
Brandon Davis .... electrician
Bret Lanius .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Laura Macdonald .... grip
Tully McCulloch .... gaffer
Jim McKinney .... camera operator (as Jim A. Mckinney)
Tom Prichard .... electrician
Ross Sebek .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Joe Thomas .... first assistant camera
Cris Toebben .... company electrician
Cris Toebben .... electrician
Charles Veal .... dolly grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kelly Brennan .... set costumer
Kristen Mansour .... costumer
Heather Sease .... assistant costume designer
Transportation Department
Keith N. Collis .... transportation coordinator
Chuck Graydon .... driver
Ron Hurd .... driver
Oranz Walker .... driver
Sharon Williams .... driver
Other crew
Al Boyce .... craft service
Megan Graham .... script supervisor (as Megan H. Graham)
Samuel Jerome Johnson .... set production assistant
Barrett Pitner .... video and computer playback operator
Lynda Reynolds .... catering chef
Lynda J. Reynolds .... chef assistant
Michael Reynolds .... chef/caterer
Sia Sapoundjieva .... production secretary
Jake Smith .... office production assistant
Eleanor Stone .... tutor: on-location
Jamie Vecanski .... set production assistant

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Additional Details

Rated PG for drug material and thematic elements
91 min
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Ester:Justin, I need your help.
Justin:[singsongy] I'm busy.
Ester:[singsongy in return] I'm not asking.
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Touching, but Not Fantastic, 1 April 2013
Author: sjabraham83 from Bourbonnais, IL

Pretty good (but not great) for a Christian movie. Nonetheless, I would still recommend it, largely in part because of its message. It had many of the ups-and-downs of your typical Christian movie -- clean, family- friendly, Christian message, sub-par acting, and the feel of a Lifetime movie.

While I may be a little down on the acting job (better than I have seen in some other Christian movies, but still sub-par), the story is very inspiring. And ultimately, THAT'S what this movie (and the vast majority of other Christian movies) means to emphasize. It serves to shed light on the issue of foster care, and the need for people (especially Christians?) to step up and perhaps help take care of these kids.

I used to spend my summers working at a camp for kids who were in the foster system because they had been abused or neglected by their own parents. Also, my wife and I have discussed the possibility of adopting children, or (if not adopting) fostering children. So needless to say, this film was certainly moving and touching. I know that not everyone is called to adopt or take on foster children, but I still recommend this movie to any Christian out there.

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