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In a Child's Name 

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, Thriller | TV Mini-Series (1991)
A true story about a woman who fights her brother-in-law's parents for custody of her deceased sister's baby upon learning that her brother-in-law murdered her sister.
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Valerie Bertinelli ...  Angela Silvano Cimarelli 2 episodes, 1991
Michael Ontkean ...  Kenneth Taylor 2 episodes, 1991
Timothy Carhart ...  Lt. Robert Fausak 2 episodes, 1991
David Huddleston ...  Zach Taylor 2 episodes, 1991
John Karlen ...  Joe Silvano 2 episodes, 1991
Caroline Kava ...  Janice Miller 2 episodes, 1991
Christopher Meloni ...  Jerry Cimarelli 2 episodes, 1991
Joanna Merlin ...  Frances Silvano 2 episodes, 1991
Mitchell Ryan ...  Peter Chappell 2 episodes, 1991
Karla Tamburrelli Karla Tamburrelli ...  Teresa Silvano Taylor 2 episodes, 1991
Andy Hirsch ...  Andrew Silvano 2 episodes, 1991
Vincent Guastaferro ...  Malinouski 2 episodes, 1991
Louise Fletcher ...  Jean Taylor 2 episodes, 1991
Nancy McLoughlin Nancy McLoughlin ...  Marilyn Taylor 2 episodes, 1991
Eric Tilley ...  Tom Taylor 2 episodes, 1991
Sam Vlahos ...  Dr. Vargas 2 episodes, 1991
Sharon Merle Sharon Merle ...  Dental Assistant 2 episodes, 1991
Caroline Dollar Caroline Dollar ...  Astrid 2 episodes, 1991
C.K. Bibby C.K. Bibby ...  Dr. Longwell 2 episodes, 1991
Robert C. Treveiler ...  Dr. Kingston 2 episodes, 1991
Meredith Boston Meredith Boston ...  Lamaze Instructor 2 episodes, 1991
Jeff Allin ...  Edward Lindsay 2 episodes, 1991
Randal Patrick Randal Patrick ...  Ray Engler 2 episodes, 1991
Dennis Cockrum ...  Gregg Reid 2 episodes, 1991
Frank Hoyt Taylor ...  Rev. John Hickman 2 episodes, 1991
Lou Criscuolo Lou Criscuolo ...  Peter Maas 2 episodes, 1991
Jeffrey Pillars Jeffrey Pillars ...  Friendly Guard 2 episodes, 1991
Randell Haynes Randell Haynes ...  Judge Kittleston 2 episodes, 1991
Susan Rohrer Susan Rohrer ...  Judge Langdon 2 episodes, 1991
John Bennes John Bennes ...  Judge Myrick 2 episodes, 1991
Linda Pierce Linda Pierce ...  Judge Skinner 2 episodes, 1991
Terry Loughlin ...  Judge Neuwirth 2 episodes, 1991
Mert Hatfield Mert Hatfield ...  Judge Pendleton 2 episodes, 1991
Tom Mason ...  Judge Shipp 2 episodes, 1991
Sal Ruffino Sal Ruffino ...  Desk Officer 2 episodes, 1991
Brad Moranz Brad Moranz ...  Delivery Room Doctor 2 episodes, 1991
Sandy Okada Sandy Okada ...  O.B. Nurse 2 episodes, 1991
Amy Lord Amy Lord ...  Karen Oliveria 2 episodes, 1991
Nicky Hammerhead Nicky Hammerhead ...  Witness 2 episodes, 1991
Diana Taylor Diana Taylor ...  Jury Forewoman 2 episodes, 1991
Rick Warner Rick Warner ...  Carl Stampler 2 episodes, 1991
Mark Joy ...  Lawyer Norton 2 episodes, 1991
Bob Tyson Bob Tyson ...  Dr. Hill 2 episodes, 1991
Judy Simpson Judy Simpson ...  Shipp's Receptionist 2 episodes, 1991
Catherine Shaffner Catherine Shaffner ...  Engler's Secretary 2 episodes, 1991
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A true story about a woman who fights her brother-in-law's parents for custody of her deceased sister's baby upon learning that her brother-in-law murdered her sister.

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

In a Child's Name See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

New World Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Theresa's sister's name was Celeste (nee Benigno) White. Her husband was named Jefferson(Jeff) White. The child was Phillip Andrew Taylor until his adoption when he took the surname White. See more »

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very good
15 August 2004 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

This is a very engrossing TV movie, well worth watching. The performances are uniformly good. This movie also contains, in my opinion, one of the best scenes ever seen on television. Not to give anything away, I'll just say watch when the girl's parents go to bed in her house! Absolutely sensational.

It's interesting that actors who used to be known as "good guys" like Gregory Harrison and Michael Ontkean (who is one of the stars of this film) go on in the next part of their careers to play sleazes. Guess it's their good looks, but Ontkean is very good as the husband.

I also liked the Italian background present in the film - and the grandfather's reaction to Ontkean!


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