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This Child Is Mine (1985)

Fact-based story about an unwed teen (Nancy McKeon) who fought a major court battle to recover her infant daughter from adoptive parents (Lindsay Wagner, Chris Sarandon).

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David Greene

Writers:

Charles Rosin, Beth Polson (based on a documentary by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lindsay Wagner ... Bonnie Wilkerson
Chris Sarandon ... Craig Wilkerson
Michael Lerner ... Abe Rosenberg
John Philbin ... Matt
Kathleen York ... Janet Rasnick
Frank Dent Frank Dent ... Harper Carswell
Joan McMurtrey ... Olivia O'Neill
Matthew Faison Matthew Faison ... Johnson
Nancy McKeon ... Kimberly Downs
Carolyn Coates Carolyn Coates ... Grace
Eve Roberts ... Shirley
Jennifer Parsons ... Leslie
Leigh French ... Carol
Paul Tuerpe Paul Tuerpe ... Gary
Susan Peretz ... Mrs. Kragen
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Fact-based story about an unwed teen (Nancy McKeon) who fought a major court battle to recover her infant daughter from adoptive parents (Lindsay Wagner, Chris Sarandon).

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Az én gyermekem See more »

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Finnegan Associates See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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... so hands off!
29 October 2002 | by petershelleyauSee all my reviews

Lindsay Wagner is Bonnie Wilkerson, the mother of an adopted girl Tracy, whose birth mother sues for custody.

Wagner's hair is frosted grey, and she wears an angry expression before she and her husband Craig (Chris Sarandon) are given Tracy. Unfortunately both Sarandon and Nancy McKeon as the birthmother Kimberly Downs have a more direct acting style than Wagner, who suffers in comparison, noticably in her custody hearing monologue about `family'. The Wilkerson defence lawyer Abe Rosenberg (Michael Lerner) actually chooses to use Bonnie in preference to Craig, because Craig's anger at the situation is deemed inappropriate and counter-productive. At first Sarandon seems too light, even too clownish for the drama that is to come, but then he has a breakdown in a car which is very moving, though his sudden moustache growth is left unexplained.

The teleplay by Charles Rosin, based on a documentary by Beth Polson, pits `blood' against a more affluent lifestyle, but the end is simply and masterfully conceived and executed by director David Greene. Rosin has a scene where we see Craig rehearsing and failing on camera for the trial, a female attorney cross-examining Kimberly who is just as vicious as a man, and in a genre-referential nod, Bonnie says `I just keep hoping it's gonna end like one of those movies on the late show where the governor calls at the last minute with a reprieve'. Greene also cuts from Kimberely post-birth looking miserable to Bonnie looking happy in anticipation of the arrival of Tracy, who becomes a silent thick-haired child presented in home movies at the end, her future a mystery.


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