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Fielder's Choice (2005)

Phillip Fielder is a man who is struggling to rise up in his competitive career. Then his sister passes away leaving him custody of her 8 year old autistic son. Soon Fielder learns responsibilities of being a father.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chad Lowe ... Philip
Kesun Loder ... Zach (as K'Sun Ray)
Marin Hinkle ... Holly
Bodhi Elfman ... Lou
George Segal ... JD
Dena Dietrich ... Bessie
Ellen Greene ... Jill
Nicole Gabriella Scipione ... Bernadette - the Dogsitter
William Allen Young ... Roy
Robert Alan Beuth ... Mitchell
Amy Higgins ... Linda
Miriam Flynn ... Rose
Charles Napier ... Taco Bob
Jennifer Echols ... Mediator
Melissa Jones Harper ... Woman (as Melissa Jones)
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Phillip Fielder is a man who is struggling to rise up in his competitive career. Then his sister passes away leaving him custody of her 8 year old autistic son. As the days pass by Fielder learns the hardships, but ultimately the happiness that comes from being a father. Written by Kyle Smith

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It's never too late to start a family. Even when it's the last thing you expected.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 June 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Escolha de Fielder See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Uncle Philip
7 April 2013 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

This Hallmark Channel movie presents Chad Lowe as Philip Fielder, young advertising executive on the rise, a fairhaired boy in the eyes of his boss George Segal. He's also got a not so friendly rival in the agency played by Bodhi Elfman who isn't too squeamish about doing everything possible to demean Lowe in Segal's eyes.

Lowe's tense, but well ordered universe is interrupted when his sister dies in a plane crash and he is left with the custody of his autistic nephew, 8 year old Kesun Loder. 8 year olds are hard enough to deal with in any event, but an autistic child obsessed with airplanes and tennis balls could be too much for Lowe. He's got to make Fielder's Choice sooner or later.

The best part about Fielder's Choice are the incredibly touching scenes between Chad Lowe and Kesun Loder. Loder will more than likely be a higher functioning adult than Dustin Hoffman became in Rain Man. Still the parenting is a daunting challenge for anyone.

Bohdi Elfman will be someone you truly love to hate. He's not above using Loder's autism against Lowe in a most underhanded way.

Fielder's Choice is a good heart tugging drama from Hallmark and well worth a look.


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