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Deep in My Heart (1999)

TV-PG | | Drama | TV Movie 14 February 1999
A white woman who was raped by a black man gives the baby up for adoption. The film follows the life of the child as she grows up and has children of her own.


Anita W. Addison


Ronni Kern
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Anne Bancroft ... Gerry Cummins
Lynn Whitfield ... Corrine Burrell
Alice Krige ... Annalise Jurgenson
Cara Buono ... Young Gerry Cummins
Gloria Reuben ... Barbara Ann Williams
Jesse L. Martin ... Don Williams
Kevin O'Rourke ... Bob Cummins
Peter MacNeill ... Gerald Nephew (as Peter MacNeil)
Albert Schultz ... Paul Jurgenson
Jayne Eastwood ... Mrs. Marsden
Keenan Macwilliam ... Young Barbara
Philip Akin Philip Akin ... OB-Gyn doctor (as Phil Akin)
Brooke Belvedere Brooke Belvedere ... 3year old Carol
Kiel Campbell Kiel Campbell ... 10year old Robert
Michael Capellupo ... Ted Cummins


An adopted woman decides to find her birth mother. Her search leads her to a shocking discovery that she has to face and why her upbringing was not an easy one. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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a beautiful experience
25 December 2005 | by rimjakSee all my reviews

A touching telepic, this was perfect for it's original Mother's Day debut. It stars Gloria Reuben (of ER) as woman who grew up in a foster home and now, with her own family life bustling, becomes ever more curious about her biological mother. Flashbacks help the story unfold, from the early '60s where a white woman gives up a black child conceived after a rape. For most of the period that follows, this child lives with a black foster mother (Lynn Whitfield) and grow fond of each other. As a teen, she is adopted by a well meaning but woefully unprepared white liberal (Alice Krige) who gains a black daughter but loses her skittish boyfriend in the process. The young black woman rebels, and eventually runs away, never to return. Now as as she yearns to know the truth and to find her mother, she revisits her foster mother and has a chance encounter with her adoptive mother. Anne Bancroft is superb in a Emmy winning performance as the now aged biological mother. Ruben shines in the lead, and Whitfield and Krige lend fine emotional support. While there are some tear jerking moments in the end, the film itself is more the story of a quest than a simple tearjerker melodrama. Strictly a TV movie, but a very fine one.

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Release Date:

14 February 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

En lo más profundo de mi corazón See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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1.33 : 1
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