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In a Child's Name 

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, Thriller | TV Mini-Series (1991)
A true story about a woman who fights her brother-in-law's parents for custody of her deceased sister's baby upon learning that her brother-in-law murdered her sister.
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Valerie Bertinelli ...  Angela Silvano Cimarelli 2 episodes, 1991
Michael Ontkean ...  Kenneth Taylor 2 episodes, 1991
Timothy Carhart ...  Lt. Robert Fausak 2 episodes, 1991
David Huddleston ...  Zach Taylor 2 episodes, 1991
John Karlen ...  Joe Silvano 2 episodes, 1991
Caroline Kava ...  Janice Miller 2 episodes, 1991
Christopher Meloni ...  Jerry Cimarelli 2 episodes, 1991
Joanna Merlin ...  Frances Silvano 2 episodes, 1991
Mitchell Ryan ...  Peter Chappell 2 episodes, 1991
Karla Tamburrelli Karla Tamburrelli ...  Teresa Silvano Taylor 2 episodes, 1991
Andy Hirsch ...  Andrew Silvano 2 episodes, 1991
Vincent Guastaferro ...  Malinouski 2 episodes, 1991
Louise Fletcher ...  Jean Taylor 2 episodes, 1991
Nancy McLoughlin Nancy McLoughlin ...  Marilyn Taylor 2 episodes, 1991
Eric Tilley Eric Tilley ...  Tom Taylor 2 episodes, 1991
Sam Vlahos ...  Dr. Vargas 2 episodes, 1991
Sharon Merle Sharon Merle ...  Dental Assistant 2 episodes, 1991
Caroline Dollar Caroline Dollar ...  Astrid 2 episodes, 1991
C.K. Bibby C.K. Bibby ...  Dr. Longwell 2 episodes, 1991
Robert C. Treveiler ...  Dr. Kingston 2 episodes, 1991
Meredith Boston Meredith Boston ...  Lamaze Instructor 2 episodes, 1991
Jeff Allin ...  Edward Lindsay 2 episodes, 1991
Randal Patrick Randal Patrick ...  Ray Engler 2 episodes, 1991
Dennis Cockrum ...  Gregg Reid 2 episodes, 1991
Frank Hoyt Taylor ...  Rev. John Hickman 2 episodes, 1991
Lou Criscuolo Lou Criscuolo ...  Peter Maas 2 episodes, 1991
Jeffrey Pillars ...  Friendly Guard 2 episodes, 1991
Randell Haynes Randell Haynes ...  Judge Kittleston 2 episodes, 1991
Susan Rohrer Susan Rohrer ...  Judge Langdon 2 episodes, 1991
John Bennes John Bennes ...  Judge Myrick 2 episodes, 1991
Linda Pierce Linda Pierce ...  Judge Skinner 2 episodes, 1991
Terry Loughlin ...  Judge Neuwirth 2 episodes, 1991
Mert Hatfield Mert Hatfield ...  Judge Pendleton 2 episodes, 1991
Tom Mason ...  Judge Shipp 2 episodes, 1991
Sal Ruffino Sal Ruffino ...  Desk Officer 2 episodes, 1991
Brad Moranz Brad Moranz ...  Delivery Room Doctor 2 episodes, 1991
Sandy Okada Sandy Okada ...  O.B. Nurse 2 episodes, 1991
Amy Lord Amy Lord ...  Karen Oliveria 2 episodes, 1991
Nicky Hammerhead Nicky Hammerhead ...  Witness 2 episodes, 1991
Diana Taylor Diana Taylor ...  Jury Forewoman 2 episodes, 1991
Rick Warner Rick Warner ...  Carl Stampler 2 episodes, 1991
Mark Joy Mark Joy ...  Lawyer Norton 2 episodes, 1991
Bob Tyson Bob Tyson ...  Dr. Hill 2 episodes, 1991
Judy Simpson Judy Simpson ...  Shipp's Receptionist 2 episodes, 1991
Catherine Shaffner Catherine Shaffner ...  Engler's Secretary 2 episodes, 1991
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A true story about a woman who fights her brother-in-law's parents for custody of her deceased sister's baby upon learning that her brother-in-law murdered her sister.

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Stars Michael Ontkean (Kenneth Taylor), John Karlen (Joe Silvano), & Christopher Meloni (Jerry Cimarelli) are all best known for roles in police procedurals - as Willie Gillis in "The Rookies," Harvey Lacey in "Cagney & Lacey," and Elliot Stabler in "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," respectively. See more »

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Referenced in In My Own Words: Valerie Bertinelli (2020) See more »

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Best True Story Movie You'll Ever Watch!
1 September 2014 | by therese_allieSee all my reviews

Although it's a messed up story, it is the most memorable true story movie I have ever watched. I remember watching it when it first aired when I was 12 with my mom, and have watched it several times since. It is a movie that once you watch it, you never forget it. And it's was a two part movie so it is almost 3 hours long. You are on the edge of your seat the whole time. Such a great cast too & they did such a good job. I haven't read the book yet but look forward to reading it. At least at the end, he gets what he deserves! This is not your typical Lifetime movie. If you like watching true story movies like I do, this is definitely one to watch :)


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 1991 (USA) See more »

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In a Child's Name See more »

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New World Television See more »
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Runtime:

(2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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