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Anchor Baby (2010)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | 1 February 2019 (USA)
Anchor Baby is a tale of an illegal immigrant couple from Nigeria on a quest to create a better life for their unborn child. Their dream is to have their baby in the United States in order for the baby to become a US citizen.


Lonzo Nzekwe


Lonzo Nzekwe (story), Lonzo Nzekwe
3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »




Credited cast:
Omoni Oboli ... Joyce Unanga
Sam Sarpong ... Paul Unanga
Terri Oliver Terri Oliver ... Susan Backley
Santiago Lopera Santiago Lopera ... Joey
Mark Cassius ... Attorney John Rogdougougan
Steve Rankine ... Landlord / Steve
Colin Paradine ... Tim
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rachael Ancheril ... ICE Agent Labinsky
Carl Bauer Carl Bauer ... Immigration Escort #1
Tara Beier Tara Beier ... Immigrant Factory Worker (as Tara Browne)
Adam Belanger Adam Belanger ... Mover #1
Lacey Benedetti Lacey Benedetti ... Boarding Stewardess # 2
Ben Bessong Ben Bessong ... Black ICE Agent #2
Peter Botteas Peter Botteas ... Male Factory Worker #2
Dan Bowers Dan Bowers ... ICE Agent #1


Married illegal immigrant couple, Joyce (Omoni Oboli) and Paul Unanga (Sam Sarpong) have been ordered to be deported by the US immigration. They agree to leave; only after Joyce who is 5 months pregnant delivers her baby inside the US. This will guarantee automatic citizenship for their child. Later, Paul is caught and deported. Then, Joyce struggles on her own to accomplish their dream. Joyce, meets Susan Backley (Terri Oliver), a married freelance writer who offers to help her with free accommodation until her baby is born. Joyce accepts the offer. Now, with the help of Susan, Joyce sets out on the most daring journey of her life; to achieve the 'American Dream' for her unborn child. She will try by any means necessary. Written by Anonymous

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A degree of desperation... That's all it takes.


Drama | Thriller


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Wonderful movie
5 February 2011 | by yinkblingSee all my reviews

The movie got me confused at first because i thought there was no plot and was leading nowhere but then towards the end the plot got revealed and got really interesting.

The story involves a couple (Paul & Joyce) who are illegal immigrants in the United states hoping for a better life. They got caught by the US immigration service and were ordered to be deported. Joyce realizes she's pregnant and the couple decided to stay at least until the baby is born to secure a US citizenship for the child. Paul got caught and was immediately deported leaving his pregnant wife behind. Joyce avoiding the immigration officers struggles on her own and looks for a place to stay, she meets Susan who offers to help and take her in, Joyce accepts the offer not realizing Susan's hidden motives while facing numerous challenges.

Its one of those movies with a last minute twist, great movie.

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Release Date:

1 February 2019 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Brampton, Ontario, Canada See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,510, 10 July 2011

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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