God Bless the Child

God Bless the Child

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God Bless the Child

A young mother and her daughter end up on the streets in this grim made-for-television movie. The always-reliable Mare Winningham stars as Theresa Johnson, a young mother whose life falls apart when she finds herself suddenly single, unemployed and homeless. With nowhere to turn, Theresa and her daughter Hillary (Grace Johnston) drift through the social system, wandering from shelter to shelter with little hope for the future. Gripping in its portrayal of the cycle of poverty, the film offers no simple solutions -- much like real life.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/12/2004
UPC: 0692865282334
Original Release: 1988
Rating: PG-13
Source: Evg
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:33:00

Special Features

Digitally mastered; Interactive menus; Fullscreen presentation; Scene selection; Dolby Digital English 2.0 stereo

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mare Winningham Theresa Johnson
Grace Johnston Hillary
L. Scott Caldwell Althea
Obba Babatunde Raymond
Dorian Harewood Calvin
Jennifer Leigh Warren Sharee
Davenia McFadden Kathleen
Jose Soto Bobby
Akuyoe Charlesletta
Kate Lynch Actor
Jayne Eastwood Actor
Kelly Ricard Actor
Lorena Gale Actor
Ali Giron Actor
Michelle Sweeney Actor
Vlasta Vrana Actor
Timothy Webber Actor
Arthur Holden Actor
B.J. Reed Actor
Philip Pretten Actor
Charlaine Woodard Chandra
Charles S. Doucet Actor

Technical Credits
Larry Elikann Director
Jocelyne Bellemare Makeup
Frances Calder Set Decoration/Design
Don Cohen Sound/Sound Designer
Jean Desormeaux Production Manager
Laszlo George Cinematographer
Andras Hamori Producer
Dennis Nemec Co-producer,Screenwriter
Nicole Pelletier Costumes/Costume Designer
Bruce Sallan Executive Producer
David Shire Score Composer
Tony Thatcher Asst. Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- God Bless the Child
1. "Look What I Got for You" [10:36]
2. Looking for a Place [9:53]
3. "Those Beds Go First" [11:06]
4. Stay Next to Me [11:59]
5. Moving In [11:43]
6. Welfare is a Trap [18:50]
7. Blood Poisoning [11:37]
8. You Made Me So Proud [7:54]

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God Bless the Child 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
BizzyLizzyKnows More than 1 year ago
I saw this movie on TV years ago.  For anyone who is a single parent, this movie gets right to your soul.  It is every single parents fear of not being able to provide for your  children.  For those who don't share those fears, you'll be very greatful for what you have.  It is a tear  jerker.