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Little Girl Lost (1988)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 25 April 1988
Based on a true story, The Brady family fight to adopt a little girl they fostered. But then social welfare decide to send Tella back to her natural father, who it is apparent is sexually ... See full summary »

Director:

Sharron Miller

Writers:

Angela Shelley (story), C. Scott Alsop (story) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tess Harper ... Clara Brady
Frederic Forrest ... Tim Brady
Patricia Kalember ... Andrea Newman
Lawrence Pressman ... Lester
Christopher McDonald ... Wolff
Sandy Martin ... Violet Young
Joel Colodner Joel Colodner ... Harry
William Phipps ... Derek Strull
Marie Martin Marie Martin ... Tella
Kathy Trageser ... Kelly Brady
Matthew Scott Carlton Matthew Scott Carlton ... Nathan Lees
C. Jack Robinson C. Jack Robinson ... Judge Greer
Gigi Cervantes Gigi Cervantes ... Brandy
Rudy Young Rudy Young ... Ed de Busk
Annabelle Weenick ... Gwynneth Soames
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Based on a true story, The Brady family fight to adopt a little girl they fostered. But then social welfare decide to send Tella back to her natural father, who it is apparent is sexually and physically abusing her. The Bradys fight to get her back. Written by Anonymous

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The fight for Tella uncovers her real father's abuse. They will fight until they win! See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Affidamento See more »

Filming Locations:

Dallas, Texas, USA See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A TV movie for the ABC network. See more »

Quotes

Tim Brady: How's my beans?
Tella: How come you call me beans?
Tim Brady: Because you're full of beans!
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a good film
4 November 2005 | by laurajaykaySee all my reviews

This story illustrates what was and is wrong with the child welfare system even today. I thought the acting was very realistic. I especially liked the scene is which Clara Brady, played by Tess Harper, openly declares her love for the little girl she has raised since infancy. She stands up to the social worker.

The story is about a foster child who is forced to return to her father whom she claims is abusing her. It is a based on a true story. It is similar to what has been happening to many children in this country who are caught up in the system that is supposed to protect them.

The actors are convincing in their roles. Marie Martin as the little girl does a fine job with a very difficult role.


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