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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Theresa Johnson
... Hillary Johnson
... Althea Watkins
... Raymond Watkins
... Calvin Reed
Jennifer Leigh Warren ... Sharee Watkins
Davenia McFadden ... Kathleen
... Richard Watkins (as Dante Terrell Smith)
Jose Soto ... Bobby Gifford
Shawana Kemp ... Tracy Watkins
... Chandra Watkins (as Charlain Woodard)
... Charlesletta (as Akuyoe)
Nicholas Podbrey ... Kenny
Brenda Denmark ... Elizabeth
... 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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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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A woman loses her husband, job and house, and tries to survive with her daughter. At the end she has to make a hard decision.
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A complaint against poverty. Even more gripping than its portrayal of the sad situation in which the woman finds herself is the hopelessness of it, as can for be heard in her remark 'without a house I cannot get a job and without a job I cannot get a house.' The movie provides no answers, but that is a strength more than a weakness, making the viewer even more aware of the seriousness of the problem at hand. It does make for a sad movie, though.


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