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Switched at Birth (1999)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 24 November 1999
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On the same night, Milford maternity delivers Morgan, businessman James and Sarah's son, and Linda's boy Luke Wells, whose father Darryl Moncton left town never having wanted kids, so they ... See full summary »

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Douglas Barr
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Melissa Gilbert ... Sarah Barlow
Rosanna Arquette ... Linda Wells
David Andrews ... James Barlow
James McCaffrey ... Darryl
Mary Mara ... Judy
Susan Barnes Susan Barnes ... Marie
Ron Snyder Ron Snyder ... Bert Wells
Joe Ivy Joe Ivy ... Joseph Vankay, Esq.
Bruce Burkhartsmeier Bruce Burkhartsmeier ... Michael Turner, Esq.
Robert Blanche ... Dr. Nerenberg
Sharonlee McLean Sharonlee McLean ... Louise Dennis
Raissa Fleming Raissa Fleming ... Dr. Amy Popkin
Lester B. Hanson Lester B. Hanson ... Dr. Lee
Peter Lohnes Peter Lohnes ... Dr. Ullman
Rob Stockton Rob Stockton ... Orderly Jimmy
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On the same night, Milford maternity delivers Morgan, businessman James and Sarah's son, and Linda's boy Luke Wells, whose father Darryl Moncton left town never having wanted kids, so they will live with her parents, but a nurse switches the babies' name tags. Two years later, Darryl returns but denies paternity; he accepts a DNA test if she promises to leave his life anyway, revealing neither is Luke's biological parent. What must happen now? Written by KGF Vissers

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Two Babies: Switched at Birth See more »

Filming Locations:

Newberg, Oregon, USA See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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When Linda is pushing while giving birth, you can briefly see that Rosanna Arquette is actually wearing underwear. See more »

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Enjoyable Baby Bedlam
31 July 2001 | by F1ameSee all my reviews

So as the title suggests we have a great baby switch in the hospital setting off a lovely chain of events.

It's reasonably easy to produce an average movie with the subject matter. Most of your audience will be thinking, what would I do? So they make their decisions, and the two families get along fine. This leaves you with the irritation of waiting for some totally irrational event to spiral it out of control into a sneering match.

Fortunately it is handled well with no clear cut, we like you... and now we don't. Their interaction fluctuates as you would expect in real life, as in they try to be pleasant and understanding, but ultimately do see things differently.

A Couple of good subplots occur to spice up the mix, making this quite a good film. The trade off with not letting the film drag on over 90 minutes means some of the secondary characters remain one dimensional and bland.

In summary the films starts a bit slow, good in the middle a little annoying at the start of the final act and rounds off... ah haa that would just hint at what the ending might entail. Pleasant.


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