Linda and Michael, married for ten years, desperately want a baby and turn to an adoption agency which introduces them to Lucy, a teenage girl expecting her first baby. The three agree that...
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Lenny Brown moves to California to find his fortune in tax shelter investments. When the federal government changes the tax laws, poor Lenny finds himself $700,000 in hock with nowhere to ... See full summary »
While his mom recovers in hospital from a heart attack, John puts his busy life on hold to fly home and help his elderly dad around the house. John's son later joins them and they all truly bond for the first and, tragically, final time.
Linda and Michael, married for ten years, desperately want a baby and turn to an adoption agency which introduces them to Lucy, a teenage girl expecting her first baby. The three agree that Linda and Michael will adopt Lucy's baby and that Lucy will sign away custody. Things don't go quite to plan however..Written by
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[after Sam and Lucy borrowed their car]
Okay, let's have it. Your most paranoid fantasy.
I don't want to talk about it.
They disappear with the baby and the car, only stopping long enough to rip off a few convenience stores on the way home with a sawed-off shotgun. Am I getting close?
I don't appreciate this, Michael.
And we end up on Geraldo Rivera as the most gullible couple in America.
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Written and Performed by J.J. Cale
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Well, Somewhat Immediate
30th Anniversary: 1989 - the Best Year in Cinema Marathon Film #82/100: "Immediate Family" (2nd Viewing.) My memory did NOT serve me right on this film. I *know* I saw this when it first came out 30 years ago and I recall a much longer and more in-depth drama/court/law case against the two parties, but there was NONE of that here. Maybe there was a Director's Cut I saw? Not sure, but this is a straight forward story of a loving couple adopting an unborn child of another loving couple, only one family (the former) who's well off and can provide for the child. Last minute, or post?, the real Mommy has second thoughts and we'll see how that plays out. Really good performances from solid actors and nicely shot, it's only shortcoming was the glossed over real emotions that come with mothers-to-be giving up their unborn child to strangers.
Side note: My first nephew was a product of this exact situation. My sister was pregnant at 17 (gave birth at 18) and realized, or talked into by my parents and/or church, she couldn't care for the child. A VERY well-off family stepped in and adopted the child. Nicely, he was born on Christmas Day, the year of this movie: 1989.
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