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God Bless the Child (1988)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 21 March 1988
Single mother, Theresa Johnson, becomes homeless, loses her job and tries to survive with her young daughter, Hillary, through charities and public shelters.

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Larry Elikann

Writer:

Dennis Nemec
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mare Winningham ... Theresa Johnson
Grace Johnston ... Hillary Johnson
L. Scott Caldwell ... Althea Watkins
Obba Babatundé ... Raymond Watkins
Dorian Harewood ... Calvin Reed
Jennifer Leigh Warren Jennifer Leigh Warren ... Sharee Watkins
Davenia McFadden Davenia McFadden ... Kathleen
Yasiin Bey ... Richard Watkins (as Dante Terrell Smith)
Jose Soto Jose Soto ... Bobby Gifford
Shawana Kemp Shawana Kemp ... Tracy Watkins
Charlayne Woodard ... Chandra Watkins (as Charlain Woodard)
Akuyoe Graham ... Charlesletta (as Akuyoe)
Nicholas Podbrey Nicholas Podbrey ... Kenny
Brenda Denmark Brenda Denmark ... Elizabeth
Kate Lynch ... Carrie
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Single mother, Theresa Johnson, becomes homeless, loses her job and tries to survive with her young daughter, Hillary, through charities and public shelters. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Children of Poverty See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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When Theresa is first looking at her low-income apartment, we see lost of holes & other damage in the walls. The damage changes & even disappears in later scenes. See more »

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Features The Price Is Right (1972) See more »

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Of course this isn't available on video...
13 November 2001 | by Brian14LeonardSee all my reviews

...because if it were more widely distributed, more people would be aware of the shattering effects of poverty and the dilemmas of the "working poor" in the USA. We can't have that, can we?

The film, as others have said, is a gripping and sad picture of a decline into destitution. Mare Winningham is terrific.


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