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On Our Own (1988)

PG | | Drama, Family | TV Movie
Siblings who've been dumped in the foster care system find ways to be on their own, often making mistakes and learning from them along the way.

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Lyman Dayton (as F.T. Pavlov)

Writers:

Eric Hendershot (screen play), Lyman Dayton (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leigh Lombardi ... Peggy Williams
Sam Hennings ... Uncle Jack
Scott Warner Scott Warner ... Mitch Robbins
Amy Allred Amy Allred ... Kate Robbins
Tom Dayton Tom Dayton ... Travis Robbins
Stephanie Kramer Stephanie Kramer ... Lori Robbins
Jean Roylace Jean Roylace ... Mrs. Forsythe
T.C. Christensen ... Mr. Forsythe (as Tom Christensen)
Mike Wuergler Mike Wuergler ... Mr. Arnold
Donré Sampson ... L.A. Detective (as Don Re Sampson)
Liz Hansen Liz Hansen ... Nurse Buckman
Don Dunkenson Don Dunkenson ... The Judge
David Lister David Lister ... Night Guard (as Dave Lister)
Leslie Craig Leslie Craig ... Teresa Waddell
Jake Marshall ... Rhett Waddell
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Storyline

Four children set out on their own after their mother's death to avoid being separated by foster care. Trying to find their Uncle Jack, they encounter adventure and danger. Before the story's touching yet humorous conclusion, they make some serious mistakes... and learn some important lessons. Written by <vertigus@aol.com>

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Drama | Family

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Also Known As:

A kis szökevények See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

Some shots have Peggy with painted nails; some shots have Peggy with bare nails. See more »

Quotes

Mitch Robbins: Just play it cool.
Travis Robbins: How do you play it cool?
Mitch Robbins: Well - pretend like you're asleep.
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Soundtracks

On Our Own
Written by Alan Osmond
Performed by The Osmond Boys
Arranged by Sam Cardon
Osmond Lane Music editions
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Excellent
30 September 2014 | by Chasity-AlvarezSee all my reviews

This movie is a heart warming movie for all ages. It will make you laugh, make you cry, but it will teach you lessons (great for younger audiences). I wore my copy out years ago, it's one of those timeless movies you will want to watch again and again. These kids show what family means, they give you an incite to an often silent world.

Mitch comes off a mischievous perhaps, but he's just trying to find a solution to his circumstances.

Kate, she reminds me of myself in a lot of ways. Looking out for the younger kids, without realizing it, she transforms into a miniature mother.

The two younger kids, will grab your heart, from the thumb sucking little girl, to the boy attached to his dog.

Peggy will teach you what it means to truly put yourself out there, helping someone with no intention of getting anything back.

Uncle Jack will teach you that in fact, money doesn't make a happy life. He will instill in you values without ever meaning to.

A must watch movie, after watching once, you will pick it back up over the years, and as you grow, you will discover more lessons you hadn't seen before.

I wish I could find this DVD for sale somewhere!


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