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Deep in My Heart (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.

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Anita W. Addison

Writer:

Ronni Kern
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Cast

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
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Love the Husband's Character
18 December 2005 | by ssmcgSee all my reviews

I love the way that they portrayed the husband of the natural mother (Geraldine). He was as compassionate as any character I have ever seen and made me proud to be part of the human race. Holding his wife blameless for the rape (which wasn't necessarily the norm during the 50s and 60s); willingness to accept his wife's decision about what to do with the black child--even encouraging her to keep her baby ("it's just a baby"); saving clues of the child's whereabouts for the birth mother, which she found after his death. Truly a touching story and a laudable portrayal. I hope the real life character was equally as compassionate.


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