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There Was a Little Boy (1993)

Wealthy Gregg and his wife, English teacher Julie, were happy parents until their little boy Robby was stolen while she took a bath. Their lives have taken off again, but they keep hoping ... See full summary »

Director:

Mimi Leder

Writers:

Claire R. Jacobs (novel), Wesley Bishop (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cybill Shepherd ... Julie
John Heard ... Gregg
Scott Bairstow ... Jesse
Elaine Kagan ... Esperanza
Terri Ivens ... Nilda
Vondie Curtis-Hall ... Danforth
Bert Remsen ... Father McHenry
Gary Werntz Gary Werntz ... Jack
Gloria Gifford ... Martha
Ellen Gerstein ... Tina
Adam Gifford ... Frankie (as G. Adam Gifford)
Adolph Coleman ... Freddy
Michael Krawic ... Chuck Anderson
Jennifer Rhodes ... Dr. Blum
Lara Steinick ... Cindy
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Wealthy Gregg and his wife, English teacher Julie, were happy parents until their little boy Robby was stolen while she took a bath. Their lives have taken off again, but they keep hoping and feeling guilty. Fifteen years later, when Julie is pregnant again, the high school principal appeals to her educational idealism to take under her wing Jesse, a boy who is gifted as a mechanic and artist, but can barely be convinced to keep in school by his single devoted and devout mother Esperanza, who is sick and such a bad provider he has to steal. They alternate between getting on and clashing; Jesse even breaks in to steal a ring from Julie for his girlfriend Nilda. the finding of a Saint Blaise pendant in Robby's crib finally puts Julie on the kidnapper's trace- it leads via parish priest Ramirez, who is now in a home for the demented, to a devout Esperanza... Written by KGF Vissers

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 May 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Sombra de um Passado See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Connections

References The Outsiders (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Baby Don't Leave
Written by Barbara L. Jordan and William Peterkin
Performed by Pete Peterkin
Published by Heavy Hitters (ASCAP)
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It had me in tears!!
6 August 1999 | by ste-15See all my reviews

I've just seen this film on carlton {london's local ITV network] & i'm writing this with tears streaming down my cheeks!! I will not give away the ending although from the start that will be pretty obvious.! This film was not your typical TV Movie - Yes ok it tugged your heartstrings but not in that sickly sweet finger-down-the-throat way of the majority of the genre. The main character - "Jesse" was sensitively & magnificently portrayed by Scott Bairstow -Who He? Well it's the first time i've ever seen him as well. [Check his profile on IMDB for where you may have seen him before-i for one want to see a LOT more of him! Ooerr!!] It held me spellbound the entire 90minutes - spoiled only by the annoying ad. breaks. The climax will move you to tears-as it did me-a 35yr old guy-unless you are totally insensitive &/or numb from the neck up that is.. Check it out-you know you want to! Rating 10/10 Emotionally draining.


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