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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Melissa Gilbert ... Mary Bennett
Shanna Reed Shanna Reed ... Sue Castellano
Tom Verica ... Greg Bennett
Shannon Lawson ... Nita
Geoffrey Bowes 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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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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Color

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1.33 : 1
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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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George Dzundza Was Outstanding
5 February 2007 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

Enjoyed this film because of my interest in artificial insemination and this film portrayed a story that showed the good side of such a decision, but made the entire subject a bad thing, only because of a doctor who practiced sick ways of inseminating woman and I will not be able to go into great details, or I will reveal the facts of this story. Melissa Gilbert, (Mary Bennett) gave an outstanding performance as a woman who used the services of Dr. Cecil Jacobson, (George Dzundza), "Hack" TV Series and was able to conceive a nice baby boy. Shanna Reed,(Sue Castellano) gave a great supporting role and was able to tell Mary Bennett about the strange medical practices that Dr. Cecil Jacobson was doing to all his patients. There are always people who try to make money off of poor innocent people and who abuse their professional positions. Good Film for people interested in Artificial Insemination.


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