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An Unexpected Life (1998)

PG | | Drama | TV Movie 24 June 1998
A single woman has her idyllic life disrupted when she takes in orphans. But, soon she comes to depend on the sound of little feet and couldn't think of life without them.

Director:

David Hugh Jones (as David Jones)

Writer:

Lee Rose
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stockard Channing ... Barbara Whitney
Stephen Collins ... Sam Sadwich
Christine Ebersole ... Ruth Whitney
Noah Fleiss ... Matt Whitney
Chelsea Russo Chelsea Russo ... Megan Whitney
Jenny O'Hara ... Harriet Rothman
Jenifer Lewis ... Camille
S. Epatha Merkerson ... Beverly Hawkins
RuPaul ... Charles
Elaine Stritch ... Lucinda Sadwich
Ken Pogue ... Judge Whitlock
Benjamin Ratner ... Harry Weinstock
Sarah Strange ... Claudia
Kevin McNulty ... Goldani
Anna Hagan ... Minister
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Storyline

A single woman has her idyllic life disrupted when she takes in orphans. But, soon she comes to depend on the sound of little feet and couldn't think of life without them.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 June 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

For børnenes skyld See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Ruth Whitney: Let's just try to get along.
Barbara Whitney: Okay, you go first.
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Follows An Unexpected Family (1996) See more »

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What a disappointment!
21 January 2003 | by km004a5534See all my reviews

I started watching this movie with eager anticipation, but felt let down long before the end. The need for a sequel to An Unexpected Family was evident, but when the story is as weak as this, the sequel loses any point. Maybe Noah Fleiss and Chelsea Russo had school commitments which meant that they could only be on set for part of the time. Or maybe the screenwriters had failed to identify the magic that had made the previous film so moving. Whatever the reason, the effect of relegating the two children to virtual bit-part players was to deprive this movie of any heart. It is only in those scenes where Matt and Megan are involved that the film comes to life. Unfortunately such scenes are all too rare. S. Epatha Merkerson plays a nice little part, as does RuPaul. Interestingly both of them had also appeared with Noah Fleiss in A Mother's Prayer. But all in all this film simply wastes the talents of an impressive cast.


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