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When Andrew Came Home (2000)

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Ordered by the courts to allow her ex-husband to take their five-year-old son Andrew home for the weekend, young mother Gail (Park Overall) has her worst fears realized when both father and son completely disappear. Despite the insensitivity and outright bungling of the authorities, Gail never gives up hope that, someday, she and Andrew will be reunited. Finally, after five long and agonizing years, her former husband surrenders the boy and sends him home. But instead of the happy, carefree Andrew whom she remembers, Gail is confronted with a sullen, embittered ten-year-old, still smarting from half a lifetime of unspeakable abuse. Based on a true story, When Andrew Came Home (filmed under the title Taming Andrew) chronicles Gail's heroic efforts to "reach" her battered son and convince him that he is now in the arms of those who love him, and will never do him any harm. The made-for-cable film premiered October 30, 2000 on the Lifetime network.

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Cast

Shannon Lawson
as Deena Drake
Evan Laszlo
as Young Andrew
Hugo Hardinge
as Eddie Jr.
Oliver Hardinge
as Eddie Jr.
Jeff Clarke
as Mr. Kemper
Eve Crawford
as Janet Hilgarde
Kim Roberts
as Margaret Granger
Stan Coles
as Dr. Burton
Bruce Gray
as Dr. Matthews
Jake Goldsbie
as Carl Rudnick
Rhona Shekter
as Mrs. Rudnick
Jean Daigle
as Officer Pearl
Patrick Chilvers
as Officer Reston
Joanne Reece
as Officer Warner
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... the screenplay by Susan Rice has remarkable sinew -- even a saving sarcastic humor -- and [Park] Overall brings it savagely home.

February 6, 2018 | Full Review…

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