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A Place for Annie (1994)

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


John Gray
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »




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 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


Baby Annie (Kathy and Leslie Anderson) is H.I.V. positive and has been left in the clinic by her drug addicted mother, Linda (Mary-Louise Parker). To stop her from being taken to a home where they'd just wait for her to die, nurse Susan Lansing (Sissy Spacek) takes charge of Annie, and takes her home. Two years later, she plans to adopt her -- but suddenly, Annie's mother reappears and demands her back. And under the law, Susan, as a foster mother, has no claim to the child. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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

Did You Know?


Mary-Louise Parker and Dame Joan Plowright appeared in The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008). See more »


Edited into Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951) See more »

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An excellent tearjerker!
4 July 1999 | by vinster-5See all my reviews

I was sitting at home last Saturday, bored to tears, turned on the t.v. and for the next two hours sat entranced by this powerful and moving film that really did justice to the HIV-babies and their mothers that we hear so much about.

Top-billed Spacek and Mary Louise-Parker really shine in this film...Parker (who has full blown AIDS) comes back to reclaim Annie, her child, who she was forced to give up when the baby was six months old. Spacek adopted Annie and the film shows the tensions and struggle that the two ladies go through to see eye to eye in the care of Annie. The end may surprise a few people; the entire film is top-notch!

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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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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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