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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.

Director:

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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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

Certificate:

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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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Sound Mix:

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

Goodbye Tomorrow
Written by Alan Osmond
Performed by The Osmond Boys
Arranged by Sam Cardon
Osmond Lane Music editions
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A great movie for the family =]
15 November 2006 | by MrPinkRoxSee all my reviews

"on our own" is a touching story of four kids who run away from foster home after their mother dies, with only one suitcase, their dog Ralph and $9 they set off in their mums old car in search of their uncle Jack. On the way their car breaks down and they meet Peggy Williams, a schoolteacher on holidays and she offers to help them out. Together she and the children search for uncle Jack but are forced to hide from the authorities that plan to take them back into foster care as they do so. This film tells a story of love, friendship and how important it is to stick with your family as the children venture out on their amazing journey.


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