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Baby for Sale (2004)

PG-13 | | Drama | TV Movie 12 July 2004
A couple discover that the baby girl they're trying to adopt is being auctioned off to the highest bidder. The couple become part of a sting operation to bust the baby-selling ring.

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Peter Svatek

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John Wierick
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dana Delany ... Nathalie Johnson
Hart Bochner ... Steve Johnson
Bruce Ramsay ... Gabor Szabo
Romano Orzari ... Joey Perrotta
Elizabeth Marleau ... Janka
Ellen David Ellen David ... Kathy Williamson
Claudia Besso ... Laura Jackson
Vlasta Vrana
Abeille Gélinas Abeille Gélinas ... Janka's Roommate
Matthew Rothpan Matthew Rothpan ... Evan Johnson
Cary Lawrence Cary Lawrence ... Nancy Norris
Bobo Vian Bobo Vian ... Carolyn Nybo
David Gow David Gow ... Mr. Perryman
Anik Matern ... Mrs. Perryman
Keir Cutler ... Agent Ruddy
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Michigan surgeon Steve Johnson has a happy family with shopkeeper Nathalie and their adoptive pre-teen son Evan. They want a second child, but neither the natural way nor VIF works, so they hope to adopt again. Their lawyer fails to get one and advises against Internet offers, but Nathalie insists to try at least one, from New York lawyer Gabor Szabo, offering penniless Hungarian Janka's daughter Gitta. Indeed he tries to auction her off, which isn't even illegal. New York cop Joey Perrotta failed to pose as candidate-adoptive father, but recruits the Johnsons for his legally shaky case. They accept although keeping Gitta is far from obvious. Written by KGF Vissers

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They never dreamed starting a family would cost this much.

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Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 July 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ai margini della legge See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Dolby

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Color
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The character name "Gabor Szabo" comes from a famous jazz guitarist of the 1960s and 1970s. See more »

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Hated this film
26 November 2009 | by guil12See all my reviews

I agree with the comment about the stupidity of this movie. Why do we watch such trite? I think sometimes they are so bad you can't believe what you're watching. I like Hart Bochner's work. Loved him in Die Hard as the coke sniffing executive. He was wasted in this silly film. And the dame who played his wimpy wife looked like his mother. Dana Delany was terrible and obnoxious. I never wanted her to get the baby. She was too selfish a person to have any children. Going against her husband, the law to get her way. And nobody stops her. Even in the courtroom when she stands up and gives this phony speech about what's best for th child, it was sickening. I turned off the TV when the idiot judge was about to give over the child to her. I just don't want to see it. However, aside for my respect for Bochner's work, I did like the guy who played the shady dealer. Bruce Ramsay gave a decent performance. Almost like he was laughing through the whole movie.

So, kudos for Ramsay and Bochner's presence and thumbs down for the movie and the leading lady, Delany.


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