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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

Writer:

Selma Thompson
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Cast

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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Stereo

Color:

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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Adverse Beliefs & Role-Reversal
6 December 2002 | by jennie0409See all my reviews

While I don't agree with Bob's and Tammy's decision to give up baby Jesse, and it's something I'd never do, they were trying to do what was best for the baby. The way this movie is written, you see yourself becoming wrapped up in the story and asking yourself what you really believe, from all different aspects. Patty Duke? Antagonist? Almost unheard of, as far as I'm concerned. But during the movie, she really convinces you that she's psychotic, or at least, that there's something seriously wrong with her. Her character is the meaning of "emotionally disturbed." The movie seems to end quickly, leaving things somewhat unresolved. But other than that, this movie is really great. It really makes you think. It's not a movie to watch when you just want to kick back and relax and watch something cute that'll make you laugh. But it is a good movie to see when you want to challenge your own beliefs, see things from others' perspectives, and discover a little something about yourself. Caution: you may even grow while watching this movie! And it's all worth it, in the end.


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