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The Lost Child (2000)

An adopted woman tries to track down her family and ends up discovering that she was stolen from her birth mother on a reservation when she was just a little girl.

Director:

Karen Arthur

Writers:

Yvette Melanson (book), Claire Safran (book) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mercedes Ruehl ... Rebecca
Cristine Rose ... Elaine
Jamey Sheridan ... Jack
Irene Bedard ... Grace
Dinah Manoff ... Helen
Tantoo Cardinal ... Aunt Mary
Julia McIlvaine ... Caroline
Ned Romero ... Yazzi Monroe
Michael Greyeyes ... Eddie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ed Begay Ed Begay ... Man #2
Maynard Bell Maynard Bell ... Rabbi (as Rabbi Maynard Bell)
Ash Burritt ... Rebecca at 13 Years (as Ashley Burritt)
Kathrine Crookedhorn Kathrine Crookedhorn ... Woman #3
Shane Dean Shane Dean ... Train Station Man / Office Worker
Tony Devon ... Fender
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Storyline

A story about Rebecca, a woman who goes in search of her natural parents and in the process finds her long lost family and her rich cultural heritage. Her adoption was never kept a secret from her while she grew up in a loving adoptive family. But her circumstances are drastically changed when her adoptive mother passes away and her father's new wife shows no interest in his child. Then, years later, after her father dies, Rebecca decides to try to find the family her dad had described to her. In response to her search, she is contacted by a woman on a Navajo reservation who is looking for her twin siblings who were stolen from their mother soon after they were born. The women soon realize that they are sisters and Rebecca is welcomed with open arms on a visit to the reservation. But when her husband, Jack, comes to see them, the differences between the two cultures rise to the surface, and Rebecca must integrate the old and the new so that her whole family can be together happily. Written by Muse

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A woman's quest for her missing past is about to lead her to an amazing discovery.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG
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Connections

Edited into Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951) See more »

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A moving portrait
17 March 2002 | by atzatracySee all my reviews

I was not only touched by Rebecca's situation in "The Lost Child" because it was well-presented (the story), I was touched because I never knew my father until 6 years after he died, and have known none of that side of my family. However, in 1966, I lived in Nazlini, AZ on the Navajo Reservation as a VISTA Volunteer, and my "adopted" family there has remained close all these years. I feel more at home there, even after all these years, than anywhere else.

Someone commented that it was sloppily made. OK, it wasn't where it should be, it didn't have the "right actors"...but the STORY IS TRUE and the actors were so moving that I wept many times in this movie and I can't put it down in any way. Thank you for presenting it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 November 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Lost Child (#50.1) See more »

Filming Locations:

Navajo Nation, Arizona, USA See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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