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In the Best Interest of the Child (1990)

Jennifer's daughter is having nightmares and acting violently. It dawns to her that the child may be sexually abused by her father. What is she to do when the court isn't favourable in the ... See full summary »

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David Greene

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Hal Sitowitz
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Meg Tilly ... Jennifer Colton
Ed Begley Jr. ... Howard Feldon
Michael O'Keefe ... Walt Colton
Michele Greene ... Nora
Marta Woodward Marta Woodward ... Mandy Colton
David Wohl ... Judge Dunham
James Eckhouse ... Chilton
Jim Byrnes ... Kurt
Angela Bassett ... Lori
Peter Hansen ... Dr. Innes
Rosanna Huffman Rosanna Huffman ... Mrs. Thacker
Tom Irwin ... Frank
Cynthia Mace ... Liz
Maria O'Brien ... Carla
Robin Pearson Rose
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Jennifer's daughter is having nightmares and acting violently. It dawns to her that the child may be sexually abused by her father. What is she to do when the court isn't favourable in the child's hour of need? Written by Timo Lamminjoki <lamminjo@pcu.helsinki.fi>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Acosada See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Confusion!
5 April 2006 | by hannahmcSee all my reviews

I was confused by the end scene. Who is the woman that Mandy runs to in the country? Is it her Grandma? It just seems weird because Mandy looked super happy to be seeing her, why didn't Jennifer give her daughter to this woman at first? Instead of running away with her? I don't get it. I hate it how Jennifer goes to jail for protecting her child from a rapist. I think that's sick. She deserves better. I really hate her husband too, he is such a sicko, he hurt his own child and continues to want to see her, to abuse her (emotionally, psychologically) and he shows no remorse for what he has done. He acts as though he didn't do a thing wrong and that what he did was normal behaviour between a father and daughter.

Where is the justice in this film?


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