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The Lost Child (2000)

An adopted woman tries to track down her family and ends up discovering that she was stolen from her birth mother on a reservation when she was just a little girl.

Director:

Karen Arthur

Writers:

Yvette Melanson (book), Claire Safran (book) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mercedes Ruehl ... Rebecca
Cristine Rose ... Elaine
Jamey Sheridan ... Jack
Irene Bedard ... Grace
Dinah Manoff ... Helen
Tantoo Cardinal ... Aunt Mary
Julia McIlvaine ... Caroline
Ned Romero ... Yazzi Monroe
Michael Greyeyes ... Eddie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ed Begay Ed Begay ... Man #2
Maynard Bell Maynard Bell ... Rabbi (as Rabbi Maynard Bell)
Ash Burritt Ash Burritt ... Rebecca at 13 Years (as Ashley Burritt)
Kathrine Crookedhorn Kathrine Crookedhorn ... Woman #3
Shane Dean Shane Dean ... Train Station Man / Office Worker
Tony Devon ... Fender
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Storyline

A story about Rebecca, a woman who goes in search of her natural parents and in the process finds her long lost family and her rich cultural heritage. Her adoption was never kept a secret from her while she grew up in a loving adoptive family. But her circumstances are drastically changed when her adoptive mother passes away and her father's new wife shows no interest in his child. Then, years later, after her father dies, Rebecca decides to try to find the family her dad had described to her. In response to her search, she is contacted by a woman on a Navajo reservation who is looking for her twin siblings who were stolen from their mother soon after they were born. The women soon realize that they are sisters and Rebecca is welcomed with open arms on a visit to the reservation. But when her husband, Jack, comes to see them, the differences between the two cultures rise to the surface, and Rebecca must integrate the old and the new so that her whole family can be together happily. Written by Muse

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f rated | based on book | See All (2) »

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A woman's quest for her missing past is about to lead her to an amazing discovery.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 November 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Lost Child (#50.1) See more »

Filming Locations:

Navajo Nation, Arizona, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Good story terrible acting by lead actress
26 January 2018 | by bgifriendsSee all my reviews

I wanted to like this film yet the acting by Mercedes is so poor I can't get into the film. An actor or actress really defines the story and with Mercedes it's just not real enough.. Id like to see another version with a different lead and I'm sure I'll have a better rating.


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