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When Andrew Came Home (2000)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 30 October 2000
A woman is reunited with her kidnapped son after five years, but sadly she finds out that he has a near-infantile mindset and apparent mental problems. Will she give up on Andrew, or try to help him work through the abuse he suffered?

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Artie Mandelberg

Writer:

Susan Rice
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Park Overall ... Gail
Jason Beghe ... Eddie
Seth Adkins ... Andrew
Lynne Deragon Lynne Deragon ... Joanne
Craig Eldridge Craig Eldridge ... Jack
Shannon Lawson ... Deena Drake
Carl Marotte ... Ted
Patrick Chilvers Patrick Chilvers ... Officer Reston
Jeff Clarke ... Mr. Kemper
Stan Coles Stan Coles ... Dr. Burton
Eve Crawford Eve Crawford ... Janet Hilgarde
Jean Daigle Jean Daigle ... Officer Pearl
Shane Daly Shane Daly ... Highway Cop
Jake Goldsbie Jake Goldsbie ... Carl Rudnick
Bruce Gray ... Dr. Matthews
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A mother searches for five years to find her kidnapped son in this fact-based drama. Unexpectedly the boy is found, but the reunion is not as she hoped. She now has to deal with five years of abuse that the boy suffered at the hands of his kidnappers. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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A kidnapped child... A Mother's desperate five-year search... a reunion that neither one expected. See more »

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Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le martyr d'Andrew See more »

Filming Locations:

Brampton, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Color
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Jake Goldsbie, who plays Carl Rudnick, is on the Canadian teen drama Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001), where he is no longer the bully, but is bullied. Katie Lai, the girl who stood up for Andrew, is also on the show and plays Toby's (Jake's character) girlfriend, Kendra, on the show. See more »

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Andrew: [tells Gail about his revelations after the kidnapping, sobs] We never stayed at the same place for long. We always moved around, mostly motels. The last place we lived - the one we stayed the longest - was a trailer. He wouldn't let me go outside during the day; I just stayed in the room watching TV. I didn't go to school, I didn't know any kids my age. There was just daddy, her, and me. Pattie, she - she hit me. He locked me in the closet. At night, they would put me outside on a long leash. I...
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when Andrea came home
29 January 2005 | by ewalas3658See all my reviews

i saw this movie for the second time last night (didn't see the full movie the first time). the movie was excellent!!!! very sad to watch and wondered what actually happened to this poor little boy in the five years he was taken from his mother. i have searched and searched for the actual story of what really happened to him, but with no luck. all i can find is summaries of the movie (which i know because i watched it). if anyone has any info on where i can find actual accounts of the real story please let me know. again excellent movie and the acting was outstanding. i would be very interested in reading other information surrounding what actually happened to this poor little boy. if any one as any into please email me at ewalas3658@charter.net


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