Love Child (Widescreen)

Starring: Amy Madigan, MacKenzie Phillips & Beau Bridges Director: Larry Peerce  Rated: R: Restricted
Convicted and jailed for armed robbery in 1977, Terry Jean Moore fell in love with a prison guard and became pregnant. She then took on Florida courts in a historic legal battle to keep and raise her child behind bars.
Love Child (Widescreen)
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 37 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1982
  • Label: Warner Archives
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • English

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Entertainment Reviews:

Variety - 10/13/1982
"...Tasteful and sincere....In what amounts to nearly a one-woman show, Madigan is excellent in the physically demanding central role..."

Description by OLDIES.com:

It's a story that made national headlines and was covered on 60 Minutes. Convicted and jailed for armed robbery in 1977, Terry Jean Moore fell in love with a prison guard and became pregnant. She then took on Florida courts in a historic legal battle to keep and raise her child behind bars. Amy Madigan made her movie debut as Moore in a performance called "riveting" by Gene Shalit of NBC-TV's Today and "fine and affecting" by Carrie Rickey of The Village Voice. Ultimate praise for the future Field of Dreams and Places in the Heart co-star came from Moore herself: "It was me there, it really was." Beau Bridges as the guard, Mackenzie Phillips as a fellow inmate and Margaret Whitton as Moore's attorney give strong support in a movie that rings with truth - and moves with its simple and direct power.

Product Description:

A young woman convicted of robbery becomes pregnant while behind bars, and struggles to keep her child with her, even while in prison. This incredible story of love and determination was based on an actual event.

Plot Synopsis:

"Love Child" tells the true story of Terry Jean Moore. As a teenager Terry went to prison for 15 years for armed robbery. But after setting fire to her mattress, the rebellious and unruly Terry was transferred into a different correctional facility, with five years added to her sentence. At the new jail, Terry met Jack Hansen, a guard with whom she had an affair. When Terry became pregnant with Jack's child, she declared that is was her intention to have the baby in prison -- no matter how hard anyone tried to stop her.

Plot Keywords:

Pregnancy | Theatrical Release | True Story | Women In Prison

Production Notes:

  • Copyright 1982, The Ladd Company.
  • Color by Capital Telecine.
  • Prints by Technicolor.
  • Additional cast: Michael Shane (Judge Hare); Randy Dreyfuss (Striker); Juanita Mahone (Cecily); Richard Whitling (Judge Weston); Mary McCusker (Jeanette).
  • Terry Jean Moore served as technical advisor on the film.
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  • Sales Rank: 30,745
  • UPC: 883316256497
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