Someone Else's Child

Someone Else's Child

John Power (1994)

PG Certificate


Our Score
They leap out at you from the pages of your newspaper and induce gasps of surprise when they reach the TV bulletins, but, for all their drama and human interest, true-life stories only occasionally make for good cinema. America's TV-movie industry churns them out by the dozen, the less likely the better. Here, a mother discovers her baby was switched at birth and then crusades to regain her natural child from his abusive adoptive parents as well as fighting to keep custody of her "son". Lisa Hartman Black unfortunately dominates proceedings at the expense of more talented co-stars Louise Fletcher and Bruce Davison.


Fact-based drama charting the tragic consequences of a maternity unit mix-up. A woman is distressed to discover she is not the biological mother of the seven-year-old she has brought up. She sets out to win custody of her real son, with traumatic consequences. Starring Lisa Hartman, Bruce Davison and Louise Fletcher.

Cast & Crew

Cory Maddox Lisa Hartman
John Callahan Bruce Davison
Faye Louise Fletcher
Christopher Maddox Jonathan Hoog
Judge Roullard Glynn Turman
Sherwin Francis Don S Davis
Director John Power
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourAvailable on: video