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In a Child's Name 

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:
...  Angela Silvano Cimarelli 2 episodes, 1991
...  Kenneth Taylor 2 episodes, 1991
...  Lt. Robert Fausak 2 episodes, 1991
...  Zach Taylor 2 episodes, 1991
...  Joe Silvano 2 episodes, 1991
...  Janice Miller 2 episodes, 1991
...  Jerry Cimarelli 2 episodes, 1991
...  Frances Silvano 2 episodes, 1991
...  Peter Chappell 2 episodes, 1991
Karla Tamburrelli ...  Teresa Silvano Taylor 2 episodes, 1991
...  Andrew Silvano 2 episodes, 1991
...  Malinouski 2 episodes, 1991
...  Jean Taylor 2 episodes, 1991
...  Marilyn Taylor 2 episodes, 1991
Eric Tilley ...  Tom Taylor 2 episodes, 1991
...  Dr. Vargas 2 episodes, 1991
Sharon Merle ...  Dental Assistant 2 episodes, 1991
Caroline Dollar ...  Astrid 2 episodes, 1991
C.K. Bibby ...  Dr. Longwell 2 episodes, 1991
...  Dr. Kingston 2 episodes, 1991
Meredith Boston ...  Lamaze Instructor 2 episodes, 1991
...  Edward Lindsay 2 episodes, 1991
Randal Patrick ...  Ray Engler 2 episodes, 1991
...  Gregg Reid 2 episodes, 1991
...  Rev. John Hickman 2 episodes, 1991
Lou Criscuolo ...  Peter Maas 2 episodes, 1991
Jeffrey Pillars ...  Friendly Guard 2 episodes, 1991
Randell Haynes ...  Judge Kittleston 2 episodes, 1991
Susan Rohrer ...  Judge Langdon 2 episodes, 1991
John Bennes ...  Judge Myrick 2 episodes, 1991
Linda Pierce ...  Judge Skinner 2 episodes, 1991
...  Judge Neuwirth 2 episodes, 1991
Mert Hatfield ...  Judge Pendleton 2 episodes, 1991
...  Judge Shipp 2 episodes, 1991
Sal Ruffino ...  Desk Officer 2 episodes, 1991
Brad Moranz ...  Delivery Room Doctor 2 episodes, 1991
Sandy Okada ...  O.B. Nurse 2 episodes, 1991
Amy Lord ...  Karen Oliveria 2 episodes, 1991
Nicky Hammerhead ...  Witness 2 episodes, 1991
Diana Taylor ...  Jury Forewoman 2 episodes, 1991
Rick Warner ...  Carl Stampler 2 episodes, 1991
...  Lawyer Norton 2 episodes, 1991
Bob Tyson ...  Dr. Hill 2 episodes, 1991
Judy Simpson ...  Shipp's Receptionist 2 episodes, 1991
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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17 November 1991 (USA)  »

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Der Taylor-Mord - Kampf um ein Kind  »

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In the movie the murder is shown to have been committed upstairs in the bedroom when it actually happened downstairs in the front, spare bedroom/office type room. See more »

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Excellent True Story Account!!!
4 April 2009 | by See all my reviews

I was a NJ resident when this case broke in 1984. I remember the story as relayed on the pages of the Asbury Park Press and the conversations around the office. When the Sunday article was published by Peter Maas, I felt a sigh of relief for the family. I later purchased the book by Maas and read it a few times. When the movie first aired, I was married with three children. All of the detailed portrayed in the movie was right on the money.

I recently re-acquired my book (it was stowed in a storage facility up north, along with my DVD) and have re-read it. Domestic violence doesn't go away - it stays with you forever! In reading this book again, I realized that the "child" is now a young man of 25 - the same age his mother was when she was murdered.

This movie is timeless, in so much as there are still women killed by their husbands in such a violent manner, that it begs one to question the existence of a "civilized" society.


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