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The Face on the Milk Carton (1995)

A teenage girl sees a photograph of herself one day in the school cafeteria - on a Missing Persons column on the side of a milk carton. But her beloved parents would never kidnap anyone and there's a deeper mystery ahead.

Director:

Waris Hussein

Writers:

Caroline B. Cooney (novels), Nancy Isaak (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kellie Martin ... Jennifer Sands / Janie Jessmon
Sharon Lawrence ... Sada Sands
Edward Herrmann ... Frank Jessmon
Richard Masur ... Jonathan Sands
Johnny Green Johnny Green ... Reeve Shields
Jill Clayburgh ... Miranda Jessmon
Kristoffer Ryan Winters ... Stephen Sands
Caroline Perreyclear Caroline Perreyclear ... Jodie Sands
Joanna Canton ... Sarah-Charlotte
Lorri Lindberg Lorri Lindberg ... Mrs. Shields (as Lori Lindberg)
Leslie Hall Leslie Hall ... Adair
Kawan Rojanatavorn Kawan Rojanatavorn ... Peter
Paul Dow Paul Dow ... Jason
Ellen Seltz Ellen Seltz ... Lizzie Shields (as Ellen Lee)
Richard K. Olsen ... L. McDonnell
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A girl happens to look down at a milk carton one day and she sees herself on the back! Her life gets more stressful as she tries to hide the secret from her parents who she knows couldn't have kidnapped her. Written by Katie <Katie185@aol.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 May 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Face on the Milk Carton See more »

Filming Locations:

Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby (as Dolby Surround)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Jennifer's full name is Jennifer Marguerite Sands. See more »

Quotes

Jodie Sands: [crying] I can come see you right? And you'll still be my sister?
Jennifer Sands/Janie Jessmon: [crying] Yes, always and forever. Shhh. Goodbye.
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not a bad movie
22 December 2003 | by mattkratzSee all my reviews

I liked the books by Caroline B. Cooney better, but the movie wasn't bad. It was actually quite enjoyable as a girl sees herself as a kidnap victim on the back of a milk carton and sets out to find her real family and unlock the secrets of her past. I liked it. Read the books and see the movie, and decide which you like better. I enjoyed them both. I thought the casting was great and the situation very intense and suspenseful, making you think, "What if?"

*** out of ****


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