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Desperate Choices: To Save My Child (1992)

When a young girl is diagnosed with leukemia, her father and stepmother must decide if they should risk their son's life by exploring his potentiality as a bone marrow donor.

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Andy Tennant

Writers:

Sandra Jennings (story), Sandra Jennings (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joanna Kerns ... Mel Robbins
Bruce Davison ... Richard Robbins
Joseph Mazzello ... Willy Robbins (as Joe Mazzello)
Jeremy Sisto ... Josh Ryan
Bruce McGill ... Dan Ryan
Steven Gilborn ... Dr. Andrews
Rondi Reed
Ron Canada
Reese Witherspoon ... Cassie Robbins
J.D. Hall ... Coach Watson
Phillip C. Curry ... Judge Bloom (as Phillip Curry)
William Newman ... Dr. Edwards
Debby Shively Debby Shively ... Angela Vincente
Larry Brandenburg ... Ed Foster
Shaun Duke ... Benny (as Duke Moosekian)
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Storyline

Sixteen-year-old Cassie Robbins is a spirited teenage girl, who loves her father Richard and stepmother Mel and dotes on her six-year-old half-brother Willy. But her carefree, happy life is forever changed when she is diagnosed with leukeamia and her only hope of a cure lies in a bone-marrow transplant. However, when Willy proves to be a match, Mel is not-so-willing to allow her young son to undergo surgery as he nearly died the last time he was operated on after reacting badly to the anaesthetic. Mel and Richard now have to decide if it right to risk the life of one of their children to save the life of the other child. And of Willy's own rights in deciding if he should help the sister he hero-worships...? Written by Melissa J

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In order to save your dying daughter, could you risk losing your only son? See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Final Choice See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Among the titles considered for this movie were: "A Rock and a Hard Place" and "To Have Our Cake". See more »

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References E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) See more »

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Excellent
4 February 2005 | by Laidlaw003See all my reviews

I have seen the movie and I thought it was sad towards the end of the movie. Reese Witherspoon as Cassie has Leukemia and the only way it might help Cassie to get better is from Willy for a bone donor. And at the end of the movie I was looking for something more like Willy went through the surgery and knowing thats what would of happen and known for sure if she got all better because it skipped through the bone donor I did not like how it ended well it tells you if you love someone you would do whatever the cost is. This is an excellent true story about the movie.I think you would enjoy watching it. I give it an A if you haven't seen this movie I would encourage you to buy it you might watch it over and over a couple of times

Michael


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