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A Place for Annie (1994)

PG | | Drama | TV Movie 1 May 1994
A doctor fights for custody of her HIV positive foster daughter with her inept, junkie mother. Finally they come to an agreement that they should all live together.

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John Gray
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sissy Spacek ... Susan Lansing
Mary-Louise Parker ... Linda
S. Epatha Merkerson ... Alice
Jack Noseworthy ... David
Joan Plowright ... Dorothy
David Spielberg ... Dr. Palmer
Richard Gilbert-Hill ... Dr. Scott
Stephen Keep Mills ... Dr. Reilly (as Stephen Mills)
Robin Pearson Rose ... Edna
Lauree Berger Lauree Berger ... Sandy
Linda Carlson Linda Carlson ... Gerry
Wendy Robie ... Dr. Horton
J.P. Bumstead J.P. Bumstead ... Judge
Rebecca Donner Rebecca Donner ... Elaine
Claudette Sutherland Claudette Sutherland ... Carol
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Storyline

Baby Annie is HIV positive and has been left in the clinic by her drug addicted mother. To prevent that she's deported to a home where they'd just wait for her to die, nurse Susan takes charge of Annie at her home. Two years later she plans too adopt her -- but suddenly Annie's mother reappears and demands her back. And under the law, Susan, as foster-mother, has no claim to the child. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: A Place for Annie (#43.3) See more »

Filming Locations:

San Diego, California, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Very touching...
11 January 2000 | by shrine-2See all my reviews

After "Our Sons" with Julie Andrews and Ann-Margret, this is my favorite AIDS movie. There's no need to lavish praise on an actress like Sissy Spacek; her gift is evident as soon as she enters a scene. Spacek uses her customary savvy and elan as Susan Lansing, a nurse who falls in love with and takes in an AIDS-afflicted infant whose mother has abandoned her. The nurse sets up her home with a nanny and her own son as standby only to have the mother return and reclaim her child. Her name is Linda, a bitter, spent drug addict, and she manages to make everyone in the Lansing household ill at ease, threatening to take her baby away. She is, of course, not in any position to care for her child, and Susan, realizing this, begs her to stay. An uneasy truce develops between all concerned for the baby Annie, and it is here that the movie moves us through Linda's disappointments and despair, and the only vestige of hope she has been handed--that Annie will not be touched by disease and have a mother like Susan to raise her.

Lightweight is the way I would describe Mary-Louise Parker's past work; I cannot remember any performance prior to this that was this vivid. She plays Linda like a wounded dog whose howl catches in her throat when she wants to cry. She's defensive and hostile, but her most touching moments are painfully stifled. Parker's presence runs dark and deep; she makes sure the undertow of Linda's grief lurks beneath every frame.

With Joan Plowright as the nanny, and Jack Noseworthy as Susan's son, David. Would that more parents had children like him?


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