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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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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:

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Quotes

Matt Whitney: Do we have to go to school?
Barbara Whitney: Yes.
Matt Whitney: Why?
Barbara Whitney: Because I went to school.
Matt Whitney: That's a stupid reason.
Barbara Whitney: One of many you'll come across as you'll grow up.
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Connections

Follows An Unexpected Family (1996) See more »

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As You'd Expect From A TVM
19 August 2005 | by Theo RobertsonSee all my reviews

This is a sequel to a previous made for television movie ? What you mean producers of TVMs are trying to beat Hollywood at its own game by making sequels ? I fail to see the logic in this since franchise movies are entirely down to money . Having said that it would explain why I felt that AN UNEXPECTED LIFE was underdeveloped where characterisation was concerned . Who are these people ? Why are they so upset about grandma coming to stay ? and so on

It's strange but AN UNEXPECTED LIFE feels like it's a sequel to every TVM ever made , or not so much a sequel more a remake . Is there a scene where a sibling feels rejected about a new arrival ? Yes . Is there a weepy court scene involving children ? Yes . Is there a scene where a grown up has angry words with a parent ? Yes . Is everybody going to love one another at the end ? Yes . Will DVD rentals increase when this type of movie is shown on network ? YES YES YES YES


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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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