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Switched at Birth (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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Storyline

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 April 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cambiadas al nacer See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

King Moody's final TV project. See more »

Connections

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
20 February 2005 | by BobbycenturionSee all my reviews

This movie was something I just happen to come across on a rainy day, and I am glad I did, this was an excellent movie, all the acting was well done! This is one I will love to watch again, and if this ever happened to me, or I was the lawyer representing the Twiggs, I would have said to only get visitation rights, because she may be their biological daughter, but your parents are the people who raised you, and that's the most important thing in your life! Other family dramas with this sort of situation I could really recommend are "Flight of the Navigator", "The Majestic", and the one episode of 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' called "Suddenly Human". watch them all, they are all very good!


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