A Child Lost Forever (1992) - Rotten Tomatoes

A Child Lost Forever1992

A Child Lost Forever (1992)





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Based on a true story, the made-for-TV Child Lost Forever was advertised as a "docudrama." A unwed teenage mother is forced to give up her baby for adoption. 16 years later, the girl (played as an adult by Beverly D'Angelo), now married and the mother of two, decides to look for the son she lost. She finds that the boy died at age three under mysterious circumstances. The more she investigates, the more she realizes that she's stumbled upon a long-hushed-up case of child abuse. Child Lost Forever debuted November 16, 1992.


Beverly D'Angelo
as Jerry Sherwood
Will Patton
as Frank Maxwell
Annabella Price
as Melinda Elledge
Hank Stratton
as Robert Jurgens
Dana Ivey
as Lois Jurgens
Brent Jennings
as Clayton Robinson
Mackenzie Astin
as Dennis III
Gary Grubbs
as Ron Meehan
Max Gail
as Harold Jurgens
Michael McGrady
as Dennis Sr.
Tuck Milligan
as Greg Kindle
Barbara Tarbuck
as Dr. Sackarow
Miko Hughes
as Robert Jurgens (age 3)
Ron Perkins
as James Essling
Lewis Arquette
as Walter Vinton
Bonnie Hellman
as Marie Vinton
Alexandra Berlin
as Celia Mathews
Ron House
as Priest
Courtland Mead
as Dennis Craig Jurgens
Loren Blackwell
as Jack Puckett
Jan Merlin
as Jury Foreman
Roger Rook
as Bailiff
Annie Waterman
as Librarian
Richard B. Livingston
as Doug Thompson
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Critic Reviews for A Child Lost Forever

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Claudia Weill helms a moving, rage-provoking vidpic based on the true story of Jerry Sherwood.

January 29, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for A Child Lost Forever


So incredibly sad. It's hard to believe people harm children and think it is perfectly ok. Luckily this woman got what she deserved, but a lot of people don't.

Erin Collins
Erin Collins

Super Reviewer

What a heartbreaking and poignant story of a poor small child who was abused and battered to the point of death while his biogoical mother, who left him for adoption when he was born, found out after 19 years later. I'm glad the adopted son's adoptive brother was doing the right thing he told the truth what happened to him. Beverly D'Angelo makes an excellent performance as a mother who fight for the memory of her first baby. And Judith Ivey is really scary as the adoptive mother. This movie based on a real event was excellent.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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