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Switched at Birth (1991)

Switched at Birth





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The two-part, four-hour TV movie Switched at Birth is based on an actual event which began unfolding in Wauchula, Florida in 1978. Brian Kerwin and Judith Hoag play the new parents of a baby girl; a few days later, another couple, played by John M. Jackson and Bonnie Bedelia, have a baby at the same hospital. Kerwin and Hoag's baby is healthy; Jackson and Bedelia's baby has a heart defect. Switched at Birth traces the lives of the two girls over a period of eight years--up to the point of a tragedy which opens the possibility that the girls may not have been given over to the correct parents at the hospital. The four parents involved find themselves in court, battling over custody of the surviving child. This intensely personal problem is bloated into a cause celebre by the press and by parents' rights pressure groups. Edward Asner and Caroline McWilliams appear as the opposing attorneys. Those who'd been following the two-part Switched at Birth during its first telecast in April of 1991 may have found themselves in family conflicts of their own, inasmuch as Part Two was shown opposite the network TV premiere of Die Hard.more
Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Television
Directed By:
Written By: Michael O'Hara
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 17, 1993
O'Hara-Horowitz Productions


Brian Kerwin
as Bob Mays
Bonnie Bedelia
as Regina Twigg
John M. Jackson
as Ernest Twigg
Judith Hoag
as Barbara Mays
Eve Gordon
as Darlena
Caroline McWilliams
as Lois Morehead
Lois Smith
as Margaret
Beth Grant
as Sophie
Vivian Bonnell
as Nurse Ford
Luana Anders
as Nurse Ames
Kay Cole
as Dr. Joynes
Joe Whipp
as Dr. Peter Ter Horst
Herb Mitchell
as Dr. Marvin Cook
Miguel Sandoval
as Dr. Benito Rojas
King Moody
as Dr. Zelf
Ashlee Buhler
as Gina Twigg, Age 4
Grant Gelt
as Ernie Twigg, Age 11...
Ben Slack
as Pastor John
Andrew Magarian
as Steven Tate
John Wesley
as Lester Dodge, P.I.
Mario Machado
as Philadelphia Anchor
Patricia Allison
as School Principal
Dale Swann
as Dr. Stan Block
as Emily
Richmond Harrison
as Process Server
Tom Middleton
as Bob Mays Sr.
Erika Flores
as Arlena Twigg, Age 9-...
Adilah Barnes
as Tracy's Mom
Beth Richards
as Kim Mays, Age 4-6
Stephanie Shroyer
as Mrs. Hampton
as Emily
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Seems like a made for TV movie in that it is really dramatic and emotional. It was based on a true story and I found it really interesting and well-done except there were a couple child actors who were very unbelievable in their character. I think they could have cast them better. The two main child actresses were phenomenal.

Dannielle Albert

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