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TitleFamily of Strangers (1993) (TV Film)
Alternative/Original Title
DisabilityGeneral
CountryCanada
Length?
GenreDrama
Rating2
DirectorSheldon Larry
CastMelissa Gilbert Patty Duke Martha Gibson Eric McCormack
NotesHectic business woman has blackout while driving and demolishes bus shelter. She's a single mother living with her dad. Her young daughter is allergic to milk. The blackout was caused by a blockage in her arteries (sorry can't be more specific). Hospital will operate provided she has no family history of heart problems. Back home she eventually wheedles out of her father that she was adopted, "All these years and you never told me." A slight omission though it turns out the adoption was a bit dodgy. The film from that point becomes a trek of discovery. She finds her mother quickly enough but the mother denies their relationship just to stretch the film out. Patty Duke who not long ago would have played the daughter now is the mum. Mum also is allergic to milk. There's a long sequence explaining how mum became pregnant. And the daughter goes on to have a successful operation.

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