A Change of Heart

A Change of Heart

Alan Metzger (1998)

12 Certificate


Our Score
This drama about a man's fight for custody of his foster child is marginally less maudlin than your average true-story TV movie. Looking at him in St Elmo's Fire and Pretty in Pink, it seemed as though baby-faced Brat Packer Andrew McCarthy would never grow old. Indeed, there's a touch of his Weekend at Bernie's irresponsibility about his character here. But when his wife, played by Teri Polo, dies of cancer while they're in the middle of adopting a three-month-old child, McCarthy vows to fight against the agency's "couples only" policy. Michael Learned and Shirley Knight provide welcome support.


A widower's efforts to adopt a baby girl are hampered by unfeeling authorities reluctant to let him take care of a child on his own. Drama, starring Andrew McCarthy, Teri Polo, Michael Learned and Shirley Knight.

Cast & Crew

Keith Lussier Andrew McCarthy
Edna Humphreys Michael Learned
Kim Lussier Teri Polo
Donna Minkowitz Shirley Knight
Bob Minkowitz Chuck Shamata
Marge Lussier Linda Sorensen
Director Alan Metzger
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Contains some swearing.Available on: video