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Not My Kid (1985)

A teenaged drug addict is sent to Dr. Royce's controversial drug intervention program where the addicts in the program confront each other in supervised group meetings. Also, in evening ... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Tuchner

Writers:

Christopher Knopf (teleplay), Beth Polson (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Segal ... Dr. Frank Bower
Stockard Channing ... Helen Bower
Andrew Robinson ... Doctor Royce
Gary Bayer Gary Bayer ... Dr. Gramley
Nancy Cartwright ... Jean
Christa Denton ... Kelly Bower
Tate Donovan ... Ricky
Laura Harrington ... Melody
John Philbin ... Brian
Kathleen Wilhoite ... Penny
Kathleen York ... Linda
Viveka Davis ... Susan Bower
Dennis Howard Dennis Howard ... Charlie Rafferty
Caroline Smith Caroline Smith ... Diane Rafferty
Shana O'Neil Shana O'Neil ... Wendy
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A teenaged drug addict is sent to Dr. Royce's controversial drug intervention program where the addicts in the program confront each other in supervised group meetings. Also, in evening meetings, the addicts are confronted by their families. The girl's parents want to remove her from the program because it upsets them that their daughter is being forced to associate with addicts who admit to stealing and trading sex for drugs. They remain in denial until their daughter admits at a family confrontation meeting the extent of her drug addiction. After this they are able to address their own feelings about being the family of a hardcore drug addict. The daughter is reunited with her family only after all of them have acknowledged her addiction and accepted therapy for it. Written by Steven W. Siferd <72233.741@compuserve.com>

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To put their broken family back together, they had to leave out one piece: their eldest daughter. See more »

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Com o Meu Filho Nunca! See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Finnegan Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Parent character actors 'George Segal' and Stockard Channing both have the same birthday, February 13th, but Segal is exactly ten years her senior. See more »

Goofs

A boom mic is clearly visible in the top left of the screen 33 minutes in and again 35 minutes in. See more »

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Good and accurate
17 January 2007 | by lifebuildersSee all my reviews

I was a young teen when I saw this movie and it was very compelling in my opinion. I lived with an older sibling who was on drugs and I related to the younger sister and parents in this movie. It was kind of like watching my home life on TV. Luckily the drug user in the movie had a great opportunity for effective help. Hindsight being 20/20, I think my parents would have handled the situation the same way it was handled in this film. I do believe it is a great movie to show impressionable kids as a warning and a front row seat to what life is like for the family of someone who chooses to go down the path of drug use.


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