After witnessing the murder of his mother, and because of his knowledge of his father's drug business, young eight-year-old Lonny, soon to be Leo, must be placed into witness protection. Because of his age, the only option for the lad, is to be placed with another family, the Billups, who's already in the program. A year and a half later, the Billups make it official and legally adopt 'Leo', only to discover that Leo's father is out of prison, and wants his son back. Knowing that this is must be a ploy to bring Leo out of hiding, and into harm's way, Mary does everything in her power to stop it. Jinx, Mary's mother, tries her hand at door-to-door cosmetic sales.
Lynne Boris Johnston
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When Mary visits Vernon McRoy hoping to convince him not to try to regain custody of his son, she hands him an envelope with pictures of the boy's new life with his foster family in Albuquerque. When he asks what's in the envelope, she responds, "Fan mail from some flounder." Her line is taken from a short cartoon sequence used to segue to commercials on "The Bullwinkle Show" (1961-1964). Rocky and Bullwinkle were depicted on a beach, and Rocky would say, "Look Bullwinkle, a message in a bottle," to which Bullwinkle would respond, "Fan mail from some flounder?" Rocky would respond, "No, something really amazing," and hold the "message" toward the camera, at which point the show would cut to a commercial. See more
When Jinx comes out to show Brandi the $10 bill she got for a sale, the bill's position in Jinx's hands alternates from the front of the bill facing Brandi to the front of the bill facing Jinx between shots. See more
The Billups are forgiving people and like Vernon, they understand the irresistible pull of family.