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The Babymaker: The Dr. Cecil Jacobson Story (1994)

Married couples, unable to conceive, are thrilled to find they are going to become parents, thanks to a larger-than-life "miracle doctor" and his unusual treatments. However, joy soon turns... See full summary »

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Arlene Sanford
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Complete credited cast:
Melissa Gilbert ... Mary Bennett
Shanna Reed Shanna Reed ... Sue Castellano
Tom Verica ... Greg Bennett
Shannon Lawson ... Nita
Geoffrey Bowes ... Dr. Mason
James B. Douglas James B. Douglas
Jesse Collins Jesse Collins ... Peter Fowler
Michael Charles Roman ... Jesse
R.H. Thomson ... Bill Castellano
George Dzundza ... Dr. Cecil Jacobson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Damir Andrei Damir Andrei ... Investigative Reporter (as Damir Andre)
Yank Azman ... Medical Board Member (as Jank Azman)
Liza Balkan Liza Balkan ... Mrs. Black
David Blacker David Blacker ... Jake
Marilyn Boyle Marilyn Boyle ... Receptionist
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Married couples, unable to conceive, are thrilled to find they are going to become parents, thanks to a larger-than-life "miracle doctor" and his unusual treatments. However, joy soon turns to outrage with the discovery the physician has taken bizarre and inconceivably unethical means to deceive his patients. In some case, the doctor deliberately misled couples into falsely believing they might have a chance to become pregnant when they could not. In others, the twisted physician actually served as a "secret donor," fathering countless children himself. Outraged by these shocking discoveries, one couple leads a seemingly impossible fight to keep hopeful families from being victimized again. Written by Anonymous

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The little boy born to the main character in this movie was actually a little girl in the true story, but the real woman, who Melissa Gilbert played, wanted to protect her daughter by changing that detail. See more »

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True Story Well Told
11 December 2018 | by rachelstuartwhiteSee all my reviews

What other reviewers forget is that it's based on a true story. You don't need to understand the doctor's motivation. You don't need to understand why Melissa Gilbert is a victim even though she got her long desired baby. The law is the law, the guy committed a crime, and people were taken and out of money. Speaking of money, I loved how back then $20 will get you sperm. I digress. I thought it was well done that the friend distance herself from the main character after conceiving. Totally true of women in that circumstance and you think it's jealousy, but in actuality it's because people normally distance themselves from people who are duped by charletons but come together again once the duped come around. Showed a great view of two sides of a story with regards to two very different victims of this real live narcissist, yet still maintains that both are indeed victims.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Seeds of Deception See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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