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No Child of Mine (1993)

A woman accustomed to always having the last word in every situation, finds herself trying to "rescue" her grandson, Jesse, from being signed away to grow up in an institution for Down's Syndrome children.

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Michael Katleman

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Selma Thompson
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Patty Duke ... Lucille Jenkins
Tracy Nelson ... Tammy
G.W. Bailey ... Lamar Jenkins
Susan Blakely ... Peggy Young
Markus Flanagan ... Bob Frazier
Marshall R. Teague ... George Young
Bart Anderson Bart Anderson ... Rick Jenkins
Megan Leitch ... Robin Jenkins
Sheryl Lee Ralph ... Marjorie Duncan
Leslie Carlson
Jan D'Arcy ... Mrs. Frazier
Lachlan Murdoch ... Danny
Lloyd Berry ... Elderly Man in Audience
Morgan Brayton ... Donna Jenkins
Dave Cameron Dave Cameron ... Coordinator
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A young couple have twins, but unfortunately one of the babies, Jesse, has Down's syndrome. After realizing that she has difficulties coping, the mother, Tammy, decides to place Jesse with a family that has taken in several similar children. Jesse's grandparents object, believing that he will be better off living with his real family. As Tammy's mother starts fighting for custody over the child, she reawakens old hostilities between herself and her daughter, and the entire family is affected. Written by Signy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Fight for Jesse See more »

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Based on the true story of John and Murphy, who fought for custody of their adopted son Cody, from his biological grandparents. See more »

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Driven by persuasive performances from Patty Duke and Tracy Nelson.
28 November 2003 | by hrd1963See all my reviews

An often involving made for TV drama, based on a true story, and driven by persuasive performances from Patty Duke and Tracy Nelson. When a young mother (Nelson) learns her newborn child has Downs Syndrome, she makes the difficult decision to place him with a local couple who have devoted their lives to caring for children with special needs. Duke, as Nelson's mother, a woman used to getting what she wants, refuses to accept her daughter's decision and sues for legal custody. Though the film occasionally lapses into soap opera, the central relationship between Duke, who isn't afraid to play this abrasive, bullying (though well-intentioned) Mommie Dearest to the scary hilt, and Nelson, as the daughter, sadly resigned to the fact that she will never live up her to her mother's expectations, keeps it believable. Solid support from G.W. Bailey as Duke's husband and Susan Blakely and Marshall Teague as the foster parents.


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