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Born to Be Sold (1981)

Not Rated | | Thriller | TV Movie 2 November 1981
A social worker tries to break up a ring of crooks who buy new-born babies from teen-aged mothers and sell them to couples who can't obtain them through legal adoption channels.

Director:

Burt Brinckerhoff

Writers:

Lynne McTaggart (book), Karen Harris (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lynda Carter ... Kate Carlin
Harold Gould ... Robert Westfield
Philip Sterling ... Sergeant Prill
Dean Stockwell ... Marty Helick
Sharon Farrell ... Joan Helick
Lloyd Haynes ... Malcolm
Ed Nelson ... Carl Strickland
Joy Garrett Joy Garrett ... April Strickland
Claire Malis Claire Malis ... Claire
Donna Wilkes ... Cindy Carlson
Rita Taggart ... Janet Carlson
Bernard Behrens
Gordon Haight Gordon Haight
Mae E. Campbell Mae E. Campbell ... Mrs. Bentley
Joyce Temple-Harris Joyce Temple-Harris ... Mrs. Bogner
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A social worker tries to break up a ring of crooks who buy new-born babies from teen-aged mothers and sell them to couples who can't obtain them through legal adoption channels.

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Thriller

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What Have You Got to Lose
Music and Lyrics by Lynda Carter and Johnny Harris
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Intense, thought provoking, gripping !!
5 January 2002 | by etetreaultSee all my reviews

Lynda Carter plays a caring social worker that is suddenly drawn into a horrid reality of underworld mayhem. Babies are bought from troubled teenagers and then are placed into the hands of unstable parents for a fee of $ 30,000. Can you believe it. The sadest part of all is that this has really happened. Watch this one if you might see it on tv again. While Lynda Carter investigates the businessman believed to be responsible, she puts her own life in danger from the band of villians working for him. She is threatened, manipulated and puts her job in jeopardy desperately trying to crack the operation wide open. Of course, the best reason of all to watch this is that the beautiful Lynda Carter stars in it!!!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bambini in vendita See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Mono

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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