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Tomorrow's Child (1982)

The wife of a research geneticist agrees to the experimental procedure of a 'test-tube baby' by having her fetus brought to full term in a glass jar in a laboratory.

Director:

Joseph Sargent

Writer:

Jerry McNeely
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephanie Zimbalist ... Kay Spence
William Atherton ... Jim Spence
Bruce Davison ... Cliff Bender
Ed Flanders ... Anders Stenslund
Salome Jens ... Laura Pressburg
James Shigeta ... Donald Shibura
Susan Oliver ... Marilyn Hurst
Arthur Hill ... Dr. Glenn Gorham
Teddi Siddall Teddi Siddall ... Janice Bender
J. Víctor López J. Víctor López ... Roy
Jerry McNeely Jerry McNeely ... Dr. Sargent
Dave Turner Dave Turner ... Lieutenant Wolders
Steven Helm Steven Helm ... Man at Accident (as Stephen Douglas Helm)
Virginia Bingham Virginia Bingham ... Cheryl
Freddye Chapman Freddye Chapman ... Nurse
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The wife of a research geneticist agrees to the experimental procedure of a 'test-tube baby' by having her fetus brought to full term in a glass jar in a laboratory.

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Drama | Sci-Fi

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An ectogen is a person who was, or is being, gestated in an artificial womb. See more »

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Jim Spence: You almost killed the baby. If anyone had seen you walking around with a flat belly the whole project would have to be shut down.
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Real science fiction
30 August 2013 | by laurraineSee all my reviews

I only saw this today. I probably would have thought it sensationalistic if I'd seen it when it first came out. It's about a couple asked to be the first parents to have a truly in vitro baby. Such a concept would probably have seemed unthinkable when the movie was first shown. Today it seems like a very thoughtful film that considers scientific developments just around the corner. This is really the best kind of sf. It's very thoughtfully done and makes the viewer think about the issues that might be involved. And yet it manages to have quite a bit of suspense. I recommend it highly for viewers who appreciated real sf as opposed to space westerns.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 March 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Genesis See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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