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The Other Mother (1995)





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Another of the many TV-movies produced for NBC's off-and-on "Moment of Truth" series, The Other Mother was based on the autobiographical novel by Carol Schaefer, herein played by Frances Fisher. The astonishing resilient Carol manages to endure a messy divorce, handling the raise of two children all by herself, and survive a nasty bout with cancer. Having weathered all these crises, Carol feels it is time to tackle an unresolved issue from her past. Thus, she embarks upon a journey (both spiritual and physical) to locate the child that she gave up for adoption 18 years ago--and faces obstacles that may, in her own words, "threaten everything I valued in life." Although the core of the drama is the rights of birth parents vs. the rights of privacy of adoptive parents, the film manages to engender sympathy and understanding for both sides of the argument. The Other Mother: A Moment of Truth Movie was first shown on April 17, 1995.


Frances Fisher
as Carol Schaefer
Corrie Clark
as Young Carol
Joy Coghill
as Sister Vincent
Myles Ferguson
as Brett Schaefer
Gillian Barber
as Mrs. Kramer
Gregory Smith
as Kip Schaefer
Jan D'Arcy
as Sister Agatha
Gabrielle Miller
as Sister Beatrice
Andrew Wheeler
as Dr. Wilson
Denalda Williams
as Elinor Groves
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