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A Child's Cry for Help (1994)

A recently widowed doctor moves with her daughter to start at a new hospital. While there a loving mother brings her son in for treatment. The doctor suspects that there is something wrong,... See full summary »

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Sandor Stern

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Sandor Stern (teleplay), Jan Jaffe Kahn (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Veronica Hamel ... Dr. Paula Spencer
Pam Dawber ... Monica Shaw
Daniel Hugh Kelly ... Donald Prescott
Lisa Jakub ... Amanda Spencer
Cynthia Martells ... Thelma
Daniel Benzali ... Dr. Everett Morris
James Pickens Jr. ... Brad Currie
Jeff Williams ... Dr. Alec Jefferson
Zach Charles ... Eric Shaw (as Zachary Charles)
Tobey Maguire ... Peter Lively
Regina Krueger Regina Krueger ... Dr. Joan Cates
Lois Hicks Lois Hicks ... Nurse Alma
James Gale James Gale ... John Pinetta
Connie Craig ... Receptionist
John Ashton John Ashton ... Cal Warner
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A recently widowed doctor moves with her daughter to start at a new hospital. While there a loving mother brings her son in for treatment. The doctor suspects that there is something wrong, and theorizes that the mother is deliberately making her son sick so that she could bring him to the hospital for the attention that it gives her. When the doctor decides to restrict the mother's access to her son and is reporting her to child services, the mother in turn decides to sue the doctor and the hospital. And some of the hospital board don't agree with her diagnosis or think that she's over-reacting. And even while the mother's not allowed access to her son, he is still sick, so is the doctor right or wrong? Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Intensive Care See more »

Filming Locations:

Denver, Colorado, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A Chilling And Disturbing Portrayal of A Very Serious Issue
23 March 2000 | by Owen L.See all my reviews

"A Child's Cry For Help" is an extremely chilling and disturbing portrayal of an extremely serious but little known problem that exists within society and can have tragic consequences. Viewers will and should be frightened by what they see in this movie but yet it is important that we recognize that this medical problem exists.

Veronica Hamel has never disappointed as an actress and she does not do so in her role as the caring and concerned Dr. Paula Spencer. Pam Dawber also is outstanding in her portrayal of an apparently doting single mother who has a secret to hide. Together they make this movie of an excellent quality and ensure that is highly recommended viewing

I would urge you to watch this movie-it is one of the best movies I have seen on the subject discussed


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