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Family of Strangers (1993)

Julie must disclose her family's medical history before undergoing major surgery, but when she questions her family, she discovers that she was adopted and later, that her conception was the product of a rape.

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Sheldon Larry
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Melissa Gilbert ... Julie
Patty Duke ... Beth Thompson
Martha Gibson Martha Gibson ... Sue
Gordon Clapp ... Del
Chuck Shamata ... Tim
Eric McCormack ... Sam
Ashleigh Aston Moore Ashleigh Aston Moore ... Megan (as Ashley Rogers)
William Shatner ... Earl
John Shaw ... Bill Curtis
Stephen Dimopoulos ... Wayne Anderson
Mel Ryane Mel Ryane ... Dr. Fowler (as Melody Ryane)
Tasha Simms ... Nancy
Michael Gabriel ... Young Tim
Dax Belanger ... Young Matthew
Peter Stebbings ... Young Del
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Storyline

While researching her family history for a much needed operation, Julie learns that she is in fact adopted. She then goes on a search to find her real birth parents. Written by Christina Marie <catherineblack@geocities.com>

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 February 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

De parents inconnus See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

When Julie first arrives in Cloverton, she is informed by a local that Frances Thompson and her husband were killed in a car accident the previous October. Later, when Julie looks up a newspaper article about the accident, the paper is dated April 20, 1989. See more »

Soundtracks

Hey Paula
Written by Ray Hildebrand
Copywrite Speckle Music/Lew-Bob Songs (BMI)
Performed by Paul and Paula (as Paul & Paula)
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Could be so much better
6 February 2004 | by windfanatic46See all my reviews

This movie is horrible. However, there is potential of it actually being good. The basic plot is interesting, but it's really messy and could use some cleaning up. As well, the acting is horrible, but I'm not sure I'd blame it on the actors. I think it's the script that throws them off. There's also quite a few flashback scenes which are almost impossible to sit through, a kid could make them look better! I think the director was trying to make it dramatic and artistic, but it comes out as hard to follow and just plain brutal. It's too bad, with some help, this movie could really be pretty decent. But in the state it's in, it only gets 2 stars (out of five)...even then I'm probably being too generous.


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