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Mistaken Identity

Mistaken Identity

Douglas Barr (2) (1999)

84min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Featuring yet another tale from the tabloids, this melodrama from director Douglas Barr is packed with TV-movie clichés for its journey from hospital ward to inevitable courtroom showdown. Inspired by a real-life mix-up that saw two mothers swap babies, the events depicted here wouldn't pass muster as fiction, especially when the contented housewife and the struggling single mother reach an unconventional compromise. Only the committed performances of Melissa Gilbert and Rosanna Arquette will keep you from switching off this shamelessly sentimental soap opera.

Summary

A mix-up in a maternity ward results in two new mothers unwittingly taking home the wrong babies - leaving them to face a terrible dilemma once the truth comes to light. Drama based on a true story, starring Melissa Gilbert, Rosanna Arquette, David Andrews and James McCaffrey.

Cast & Crew

Sarah Melissa Gilbert
Linda Rosanna Arquette
James Barlow David Andrews (2)
Darryl James McCaffrey
Judy Mary Mara
Marie Susan Barnes
Bert Ron Silver
Dr Lee Lester B Hanson
Director Douglas Barr (2)
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Guidance: Contains some swearing. Available on: Available on DVD

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