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The Baby Dance (1998)

TV-14 | | Drama | TV Movie 23 August 1998
Wanda (Laura Dern) is a dirt-poor Louisiana mother pregnant with her fifth child who answers a wealthy couple's "baby wanted" ad. Rachel (Stockard Channing) is the would-be adoptive mother who quietly clashes with Laura at every turn.

Director:

Jane Anderson

Writers:

Jane Anderson (play), Jane Anderson (teleplay)
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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stockard Channing ... Rachel
Laura Dern ... Wanda
Richard Lineback ... Al
Peter Riegert ... Richard
Sandra Seacat ... Doreen
Wally Dalton ... Ron
Stephen E. Miller ... Dr. Selby
Heather McEwen ... Patricia
Addison Ridge Addison Ridge ... Kevin
Russell Hixson Russell Hixson ... Brian
John Brynelsen John Brynelsen ... Robby (as Johnny Brynelson)
Kate Robbins Kate Robbins ... Miss Maddy
Gillian Barber ... Nurse Nancy
Donna Lysell Donna Lysell ... Roz
Avery Raskin Avery Raskin ... Ray
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Storyline

Wanda (Laura Dern) is a dirt-poor Louisiana mother pregnant with her fifth child who answers a wealthy couple's "baby wanted" ad. Rachel (Stockard Channing) is the would-be adoptive mother who quietly clashes with Laura at every turn.

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They had nothing in common except an arrangement that could break their hearts.

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Drama

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 August 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Baby Blues See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Richard Lineback originated the role of Al in the 1991 off-Broadway production upon which this film is based. See more »

Connections

Featured in The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1999) See more »

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Her-icane
Written by Terry Allen
Vocals by Terry Allen
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I agree with missygoldstein@aol.com.
12 July 2009 | by dylansmom-1See all my reviews

I agree with missygoldstein@aol.com about what kind of parents they would have made. I mean this speaks a lot about what kind of parents they would have made. What if they would have had a child of their own and later on it had health issues, would they abandoned it? Or what if the child they would have naturally was born with problems, would they give it away? What if this baby they were going to adopt that they decided not to in the end was healthy and later on developed a life altering condition? If you consider a child yours, it's not just yours when it's healthy, it's yours when it's sick and if they thought they would get a pure healthy baby when they mom smoked and didn't take her vitamins they were crazy. Also did they think they could adopt, love and raise any child and never face any health or medical issues? I guess it was suppose to be healthy and stay healthy until it went off to college then any health concerns were then the kids problem. It's like "Well, we raised you healthy, now your not so you're on your own."


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