Desperate Choices: To Save My Child (1992) - Rotten Tomatoes

Desperate Choices: To Save My Child (1992)





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When his daughter Renee Witherspoon is stricken with leukemia, father Bruce Davison hopes to find a bone-marrow transplant within his own family. The most likely candidate is Renee's half-brother Joe Mazzello. But Joe's natural mother (and Renee's stepmother) Joanna Kerns, fearful that her son might endanger his own life, refuses permission for the operation. This being a TV movie rather than a weekly series, there are no easy answers to the dilemma, either morally or legally. Desperate Choices: To Save My Child was first telecast October 5, 1992.


Bruce Davison
as Richard Robbins
Joanna Kerns
as Mary Ellen Robbins
Steven Gilborn
as Dr. Andrews
Rondi Reed
as Dr. Brunell
Phillip Curry
as Judge Bloom
William Newman
as Dr. Edwards
J.D. Hall
as Coach Watson
Debby Shively
as Angela Vincente
Mary Kohnert
as Mrs. Hefner
Dean Scofield
as John Schuyler
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Actors do their best in these circumstances, with Witherspoon bearing up particularly well under the relentless melodramatic pounding. However, nobody comes out very well in this sentimental mush.

January 19, 2018 | Full Review…
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