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Caroline? (1990)

PG | | Drama | TV Movie 29 April 1990
A mysterious woman claiming to be the deceased daughter of a rich man tries to solve the problems of his untrusting son and supposedly mentally handicaped daughter. But one question stands in her way: is she really Caroline?

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Joseph Sargent

Writers:

E.L. Konigsburg (novel), Michael De Guzman (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephanie Zimbalist ... Caroline
Pamela Reed ... Grace Carmichael
George Grizzard ... Paul Carmichael
Patricia Neal ... Miss Trollope
Dorothy McGuire ... Flora Atkins
Shawn Phelan Shawn Phelan ... Winston Carmichael
Jenny Jacobs Jenny Jacobs ... Heidi Carmichael
Libby Whittemore ... Bunny
John Evans ... Winston as Adult
Barbara Britt Barbara Britt ... Hilary
John Bennes John Bennes ... Simmons
Judith Sullivan Judith Sullivan ... Agnes
Mary Nell Santacroce Mary Nell Santacroce ... Aunt Helen
Dan Albright Dan Albright ... Mr. Phillips
Warde Q. Butler ... Randolph
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Storyline

A woman named Caroline reappears after a 14-year absence, during which time she was thought to have died in a plane crash. Claiming to be the daughter of wealthy Paul Carmichael from his first marriage, she explains that she didn't board the plane, and had used the chance to flee her shallow debutante lifestyle. Paul's new wife, Grace, is deeply suspicious of the woman's story -- especially since Caroline stands to inherit a fortune. Written by Jwelch5742

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Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 1990 (USA) See more »

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Hallmark Hall of Fame: Caroline? (#39.3) See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A TV movie made for the CBS network. See more »

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Not only one question
14 February 2000 | by MilhaudSee all my reviews

At first, the only question that seems to be asked in the plot is : "Is she or not Caroline?" Of course the answer you will only have near the end. But central to the movie are also other more universal questions like : "What do you do with a handicapped child?" and then again, more importantly : "What do you do with the (rich) parents of a handicapped child?" This flick kept my interest from the beginning to the end. The psychology of the characters, especially the mother and the young boy, whose lives are organized exclusively around the little girl's handicapped condition, are complex and most interesting.


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