Love Child

Love Child

Director: Larry Peerce

Cast: Amy Madigan, Beau Bridges, MacKenzie Phillips

     
 
Based upon the true story of a woman's battle to raise her baby in prison after having become pregnant by a prison guard while serving a twenty-year stretch for robbery, Amy Madigan, in her debut film, delivers an impressive intensity and range as Terry Jean Moore, a wild young woman with a chip on her shoulder. The story begins as Terry is hitchhiking with her

Overview

Based upon the true story of a woman's battle to raise her baby in prison after having become pregnant by a prison guard while serving a twenty-year stretch for robbery, Amy Madigan, in her debut film, delivers an impressive intensity and range as Terry Jean Moore, a wild young woman with a chip on her shoulder. The story begins as Terry is hitchhiking with her equally wild cousin Jesse (Lewis Smith). They are picked up by a passing motorist and Jesse tries to rob the motorist of five dollars. When they are caught, Jesse takes the rap for her cousin and winds up in jail. Her temperament does not endear her to the prison authorities, although she is befriended by a young lesbian, J.J. (Mackenzie Phillips), and a sympathetic guard, Jack Hensen (Beau Bridges). Jack and Terry fall in love and have an affair in prison. Terry becomes pregnant and fights to raise her child in prison. At the same time, being pregnant forces Terry to reconsider her life and adopt a more responsible attitude.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/01/2010
UPC:
0883316256497
Original Release:
1982
Rating:
R
Source:
Warner Archives
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:37:00
Sales rank:
16,630

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Amy Madigan Terry Jean Moore
Beau Bridges Jack Hansen
MacKenzie Phillips J.J.
Albert Salmi Capt. Ellis
Joanna Merlin Supt. Mrs. Sturgis
Margaret Whitton Jacki Steinberg
Lewis Smith Jesse Chaney
Dennis Lipscomb Arthur Brady
Anna Maria Horsford Mara
Michael Shane Judge Hare
Randolph Dreyfuss Striker
Juanita Mahone Cecily
Jack Stephens Jack's Son
Rhea Perlman June Burns
Richard Whiting Judge Weston
Luis Avalos Tony
Mary McCusker Jeanette
Richard Liberty Police Officer
Jodie Wilson Sgt. Benson
Dara Murphy Nancy
Sarah Zinsser Sarah
John Archie Jail Guard
Susan Batson Brenda
Lynn Latham Claudia
Sterling Swanson Officer
Jadie David Stunt Double
Patrick Sullivan Actor

Technical Credits
Larry Peerce Director
Charles Fox Score Composer,Songwriter
Anne Gerard Original Story
Anne Gererd Screenwriter
Don Ivey Art Director
Paul Maslansky Producer
James Pergola Cinematographer
Carly Simon Songwriter
Ted Adams Swanson Production Manager
Howard Warren Sound/Sound Designer
David Whorf Asst. Director
Bob Wyman Editor

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