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Whose Child Is This?

Whose Child Is This?

John Kent Harrison (1993)

PG Certificate


Our Score
Subtitled The War for Baby Jessica, this TV movie recounts the true story of the custody battle between a mother who gave up her baby for adoption and the couple who gave the child a home. After playing so many kooks in her career, it's good to see Amanda Plummer channel her undoubted talent into a role requiring passion rather than eccentricity. The action is based on the actual court records, but there's an inescapable feeling that the film has been slanted in favour of adoptive parents Susan Dey and Michael Ontkean, who are required to do little more than look respectable and anxious.


A single mother offers her baby up for adoption, but has a sudden change of heart and is forced into a bitter legal wrangle with the child's new parents. Fact-based drama, starring Susan Dey, Michael Ontkean and Amanda Plummer.

Cast & Crew

Roberta `Robby' DeBoer Susan Dey
Jan DeBoer Michael Ontkean
Cara Clausen Amanda Plummer
Shorty Tom Heaton
Dan Schmidt David Keith
Judge Ager Walter Marsh
Joann Hoffpauir Marilyn Norry
Director John Kent Harrison
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Available on: Available on video


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