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Nobody's Child
Nobody's Child
Actors: Karen Elizabeth Austin, Blanche Baker, Kathy Baker, Ray Baker, Jackson Davies
Genres: Drama, Television
NR     2005     1hr 40min

In an Emmy Award-winning role, Marlo Thomas portrays Marie Balter. Abandoned as an infant, Balter endures abuse and neglect by her foster parents. At age 17, doctors misdiagnose her severe panic disorder as schizophrenia, ...  more »


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Actors: Karen Elizabeth Austin, Blanche Baker, Kathy Baker, Ray Baker, Jackson Davies
Genres: Drama, Television
Sub-Genres: Drama, Television
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 08/09/2005
Original Release Date: 04/06/1986
Theatrical Release Date: 04/06/1986
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 40min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Marlo Thomas Shine's!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Inspirational!!!!!!!!!!!
viewer | US | 06/23/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Based on a true story and a book of the same title,Marlos Thomas(THAT GIRL) shine's, starring in her greatest serious acting role as Marie Balter,a true story based on the book of a mental patient for over 20 years who recovers becomes triumphant and functional.It's very inspirational especially for the mentally disabled and now it's finally on DVD!!Also check out another socially redeeming DVD by Koch Vision Entertainment "Stone Pillow" starring the late,great Lucille Ball in her last movie as a homeless bag lady who is unknowingly befriended by a social worker trying to reach her.Hopefully Koch Vision Entertainment will be able to release more of these great socially concientous and redeeming films on DVD in the distant and not so distant future!!!!!!!!!"
Great story plus great acting!
queen of horror | Iowa United States | 12/16/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I saw this a couple of weeks ago for the first time and LOVE this movie. Marlo Thomas is just great as the main character with mental illness and her story of bravery. It is just amazing how people with mental illness, especially back when this story takes place, are misdiagnosed, misunderstood, and just plain mistreated. Even since this movie was made 20 years ago, some big strides have been made in understanding, diagnosing, and treating people with mental illnesses. Awesome story of bravery and overcoming."
Powerful story of perserverance
A Mother of 2 Kidlets | Chicago suburbs | 05/27/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is an excellent story of persistance. Marlo Thomas' acting is wonderful. This movie highlights a mentally ill woman who is thrust into the mental health system and seems to be lost there. It details her struggle to manage her life and find herself."
Nobody's child
Linda J. Martin | 05/01/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The first time I watched this movie I cried so hard I thought my heart was breaking. This is what you go through when you are an unwanted child . The fear, anxiety, belonging nowhere. Marie was fortunate to have a doctor care about her. This movie is very realistic. "Please do not let me fail," said Marie. It takes so much to overcome these traumas, then to be misdiagnosed and given the wrong medication that nearly killed her. Marie had faith through all the obstacles, she succeeded against all odds, very inspirational and full of hope against all the darkness in her life. Overcoming the darkness and fears, she created a facility to help others like herself, after graduating from Harvard. She learned what it means to truly love herself and others."