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The Children Nobody Wanted (1981)

Based on the true story of Tom Butterfield and his crusade to provide family life for homeless children, becoming not only the first bachelor caretaker, but the youngest single adult to ... See full summary »

Director:

Richard Michaels

Writer:

Lee Hutson (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fredric Lehne ... Tom Butterfield (as Fred Lehne)
Michelle Pfeiffer ... Jennifer Williams
Matt Clark ... Bill Westbrook
Noble Willingham ... McNaulty
Anne Haney ... Mrs. Lightheart
Joey Turley Joey Turley ... Joey
Barbara Barrie ... Hanna
Jerry Hardin ... Dr. Watson
F. William Parker ... George Meuschke
Earl Boen ... Madden
Ryan Barcroft Ryan Barcroft ... The Butter Boys - Andrew
Patrick Holcer Patrick Holcer ... The Butter Boys - Dwayne
James Spinks III James Spinks III ... The Butter Boys - Zim
Van Stapleton Van Stapleton ... The Butter Boys - Bobby
Gary Riefle Gary Riefle ... The Butter Boys - Pete
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Based on the true story of Tom Butterfield and his crusade to provide family life for homeless children, becoming not only the first bachelor caretaker, but the youngest single adult to become a legal foster parent in the state of Missouri. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 December 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Los niños que nadie quería See more »

Filming Locations:

Marshall, Missouri, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This was Michelle Pfeiffer's first leading role. See more »

Soundtracks

O Come, All Ye Faithful
(uncredited)
Lyrics by Frederick Oakeley and music by John Reading
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Amazing true story respect two you TOM
15 September 2011 | by jaychris2010See all my reviews

What an eye opening film makes you wonder why . There are not a lot more people like tom in this world .Brilliant true story good on you tom.Shows you that there are people out there that do care for our young and vulnerable. But for such a young man two take so much responsibility at such a young age without thought for his self and just for others puts us all two shame .The performance by both main characters was tear jerking.May be we can all learn something from this film. I have that it is for us all two help out in this world no matter how big or how small it all helps in the end .So my message two a lot of people is two watch this truly amazing film you wont regret it trust me .


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