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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.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Trivia

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

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Crisis Site 13
Written by Terry Allen
Performed by Terry Allen & The Panhandle Mystery Band
From the album "Human Remains"
Courtesy of Sugar Hill Records
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Why wasn't this rated????
30 September 2002 | by heatherndSee all my reviews

I rented this movie from the library. I thought it looked and sounded very good and it wasn't rated. I were very disappointed.

I wasn't at all impressed with how this movie was presented. I was first alerted by the horrible language used especially at the beginning and when the actors were angry. The one brief scene of nudity was very disgusting.

I can't understand how people can curse God and Jesus and then in the next scene be shown attending church. That really does not make sense to me. I'm very sure God is not impressed at all. (He might be impressed, but certainly not the right way.)

To my shame, I have to say I watched the entire movie.


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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

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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