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Little Girl Lost (1988)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 25 April 1988
Based on a true story, The Brady family fight to adopt a little girl they fostered. But then social welfare decide to send Tella back to her natural father, who it is apparent is sexually ... See full summary »

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Sharron Miller

Writers:

Angela Shelley (story), C. Scott Alsop (story) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tess Harper ... Clara Brady
Frederic Forrest ... Tim Brady
Patricia Kalember ... Andrea Newman
Lawrence Pressman ... Lester
Christopher McDonald ... Wolff
Sandy Martin ... Violet Young
Joel Colodner Joel Colodner ... Harry
William Phipps ... Derek Strull
Marie Martin Marie Martin ... Tella
Kathy Trageser ... Kelly Brady
Matthew Scott Carlton Matthew Scott Carlton ... Nathan Lees
C. Jack Robinson C. Jack Robinson ... Judge Greer
Gigi Cervantes Gigi Cervantes ... Brandy
Rudy Young Rudy Young ... Ed de Busk
Annabelle Weenick ... Gwynneth Soames
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Based on a true story, The Brady family fight to adopt a little girl they fostered. But then social welfare decide to send Tella back to her natural father, who it is apparent is sexually and physically abusing her. The Bradys fight to get her back. Written by Anonymous

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Neglected, abused and abandoned- the heartrending story of a little girl lost.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Affidamento See more »

Filming Locations:

Dallas, Texas, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Nathan Lees: For your own good, you've got to start letting go of this little girl.
Kelly Brady: We will, when hell freezes!
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A Made-For-Telvision Gem
7 March 2015 | by twodogsofmercySee all my reviews

This is probably one of the best movies about child abuse that I have ever seen. I found it in the cheap movie rack at a department store, which is usually where mediocre movies go to die. I was surprised to find a plot that went beyond the formulaic and dealt with the real struggles that accompany child abuse. The main protagonists in this story are foster parents who struggle to keep their foster daughter from being returned to her formerly abusive father. Marie Martin does a superb job as Tella, and when she cries out in terror at having to be returned to her abuser, it seems real. The dynamics between the characters show the real struggles that people undergo when a family is split apart. There is no clear good guy/bad guy dynamic between the legal system/CPS and the foster family, and even the adoptive father muses "they're just people doing their jobs the best they know how." The other heroes in the movie are not whom one would at first expect, but are simply down-to-earth people with which most of us can easily identify. Best of all, this movie doesn't go for the syrupy sweet ending. It does not gloss over the fact that Tella's abuse has forever changed her.


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