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Love Child (1982)

It's an extraordinarily touching true-story about Terry Jean Moore, the determined, independent and young woman who is imprisoned for 7 years on account of a "five dollar" robbery. In the ... See full summary »

Director:

Larry Peerce

Writers:

Anne Gerard (screenplay), Katherine Specktor (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amy Madigan ... Terry Jean Moore
Beau Bridges ... Jack Hansen
Mackenzie Phillips ... J.J.
Albert Salmi ... Captain Ellis
Joanna Merlin ... Mrs. Sturgis
Margaret Whitton ... Jacki Steinberg
Lewis Smith ... Jesse Chaney
Dennis Lipscomb ... Arthur Brady
Anna Maria Horsford ... Mara
Michael Shane Michael Shane ... Judge Hare
Randy Lowell ... Striker (as Randy Dreyfuss)
Rhea Perlman ... June Burns
Juanita Mahone Juanita Mahone ... Cecily
Richard Whiting Richard Whiting ... Judge Weston
Luis Avalos ... Tony
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Storyline

It's an extraordinarily touching true-story about Terry Jean Moore, the determined, independent and young woman who is imprisoned for 7 years on account of a "five dollar" robbery. In the prison she will be pregnant by a jailer and she has to fight for bear and keep her child. Written by Kornel Osvart <kornelo@alphanet.hu>

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At 19, she was convicted of armed robbery. At 20, she fell in love with a prison guard and had his baby. This is the true story of a courageous woman's fight for the only right she had left.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 October 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Criança Amada: Uma História Real See more »

Filming Locations:

Broward County, Florida, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$50,091, 17 October 1982

Gross USA:

$112,940
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Company Credits

Production Co:

The Ladd Company See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Originally, this was intended to be a made-for-television film. When the producers saw how well Amy Madigan played the title role, they released it in theatres so that Madigan had a chance at an Academy Award nomination (she wasn't nominated for this film but years later, she was nominated for Twice in a Lifetime (1985)). See more »

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Features Wheel of Fortune (1975) See more »

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Walking in the Rain
Written by Harry Vanda (uncredited) and George Young (uncredited)
Performed by Grace Jones
Courtesy of Island Records
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A real eye-opener!
27 November 1998 | by Cal-16See all my reviews

This is quite a fascinating film. It shows us how the criminal justice system works and what it's like inside prison. We feel intimidated, hopeful, disgusted, and downright "in love", just as the lead character does. We can see both sides of the picture, too - from Captain Ellis' very logical advice to the lawyers' dilemma. The games the lawyers and judges play are very realistic, as well. This is based on a true story, and you'll be very much caught up in it. Both sides of the issue have good points. I'm very glad this important issue was given center stage.


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