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Switched at Birth (1991)

PG | | Drama | TV Movie 28 April 1991
This is the story of the two babies who were switched at birth. A few years later when one of the girls gets sick, tests reveal that she was not the daughter of the couple who raised her. ... See full summary »

Director:

Waris Hussein

Writer:

Michael O'Hara
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bonnie Bedelia ... Regina Twigg
Brian Kerwin ... Robert Mays
John M. Jackson ... Ernest Twigg
Eve Gordon ... Darlena
Judith Hoag ... Barbara Mays
Caroline McWilliams ... Lois Morehead
Lois Smith ... Margaret
Kelli Williams ... Irisa
Ariana Richards ... Kimberly Mays, Age 9-11
Erika Flores ... Arlena Twigg, Age 9-11
Edward Asner ... Ted Marx
Beth Grant ... Sophie
Rance Howard ... Frank Hill
Vivian Bonnell ... Nurse Ford
Jacqueline Scott ... Ruth Mays
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This is the story of the two babies who were switched at birth. A few years later when one of the girls gets sick, tests reveal that she was not the daughter of the couple who raised her. Eventually she dies. And the couple, most especially the mother, search for their real daughter. Eventually they suspect that it's a widower who has their child. While they try to find out if she is their daughter, the widower is advised by his attorney not to be so hasty to cooperate, because if she is their daughter, he might lose her, and she is all he has. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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The unforgettable true story of two families fighting for one child.

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Drama

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Rated PG for thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 April 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cambiadas al nacer See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

King Moody's final TV project. See more »

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References Little House on the Prairie (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Great Big Bunches Of Lovin'
Words & Music written by Regina Twigg
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GREAT MOVIE!
5 May 2004 | by roxymay79See all my reviews

This was a great movie. The actors that played the Twiggs parents I am fans of them both, good performances by all the cast. I have 2 kids myself. If I found out at a later date, that my son or daughter was not my own, and someone else had them (hospital error, not a kidnapping) I would want visitation & get to know my him or her. However, if my son or daughter (biological, not the one I raised) wanted to remain in the home they were raised in and it was a suitable home (mothers have to look at for their kids)that would be okay, I would want my child to be happy. If one of my kids died, I would not only greatly miss them, but if they turned out to be the biological child of someone else, due to a switch, I would feel bad that the parent of the child I raised (their biological child) did not get the memories I did & share shories with that child. I am glad to hear that the real Kimberly Mays got to stay with her father who raised her,but nothing against the Twiggs. I just think they should have fought just for visititaion, not full custody. After all this poor man lost his wife, the daughter he raised he finds out, is not his own & his real daughter has also died. It is sad that the daughter the Twiggs raised died & I am sorry for their loss. However, after 10 years, kids are going to be happy with who has raised and cared for them for so long & they are not going to be happy about being uprooted from the list they know. I hope they are all doing well!!


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