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For the Love of a Child (2006)

TV-14 | | Drama | TV Movie 9 January 2006
In the 1950s, two actresses set up a charity home for "orphans" (children who were purposely abandoned and shunned because of their mixed ethnicity). The children find themselves being loved and looked after properly.

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Douglas Barr

Writers:

Duane Poole (teleplay), Sara O'Meara (book) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peri Gilpin ... Sara
Teri Polo ... Yvonne
Maria del Mar ... Annie
John Pyper-Ferguson ... Richard
Matthew Knight ... Jacob Fletcher
Emily Hirst ... Laura
Jake D. Smith ... Michael (as Jake Smith)
David McNally David McNally ... Bart Fletcher
Marty Antonini Marty Antonini ... Detective Carter
Rod Heatherington Rod Heatherington ... Patrol Officer
Lori Ravensborg ... Mrs. Wade
Diana Frechette Diana Frechette ... Counselor
Eden Sollereder Eden Sollereder ... Julia
Patricia Darbasie Patricia Darbasie ... Dr. Ryan
Mieko Ouchi Mieko Ouchi ... Mama Ji
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Storyline

In 1959, support from US troops based in Asia and later from the States enables two actresses to start a charity for mixed-race 'orphans' who are locally neglected as outcasts. Thus originates Childhelp, which later runs multi-disciplinary centers for abused or neglected children in the States. Among them is bright Jacob Fletcher, whose stepfather, a lawyer, terrorized him into utter trauma and reclaims him shortly after 10 months in jail. Jacob's peers have distressing stories of their own, but competent, devoted staff helps most of them decisively on the former farm, using animal therapy. Written by KGF Vissers

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-14
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Official Sites:

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pour le coeur d'un enfant See more »

Filming Locations:

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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Technical Specs

Color:

Color
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Trivia

This is the true story about Sara O'Meara and Yvonne Fedderson who started 1-800-4Achild in 1959 See more »

Quotes

Jacob Fletcher: Do you believe in angels?
Telephone operator: Yes, I do, I do believe in angels, Jacob.
Jacob Fletcher: Jacob needs an angel, right now, real bad.
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Soundtracks

Friendship
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Performed by Peri Gilpin and Teri Polo
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User Reviews

 
I thought the movie was really good.
19 July 2006 | by jellystickfoxxSee all my reviews

I saw this movie and thought that it was very good, but really sad,I also thought that the kids who acted in the movie were really good, and that that was a nice thing that those ladies did for the abused kids and the orphans. I also think that what the parents did to their kids was awful like the mom who burned her and the father who hit his son and yelled at him and said mean things to him. I wouldn't ever do that to my kids or let my husband or any other person do that them because that is awful and those parents in the movie were mean to them when they did that. I would watch that movie again because it is good and really informational.


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