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Not My Kid (1985)

A young drug-addicted teenager's family are in denial about it. She's sent to an intervention program where the addicts are confronted--by one another and by their families--in supervised ... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Tuchner

Writers:

Christopher Knopf (teleplay), Beth Polson (story) | 1 more credit »
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1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Segal ... Dr. Frank Bower
Stockard Channing ... Helen Bower
Andrew Robinson ... Doctor Royce
Gary Bayer Gary Bayer ... Dr. Gramley
Nancy Cartwright ... Jean
Christa Denton ... Kelly Bower
Tate Donovan ... Ricky
Laura Harrington ... Melody
John Philbin ... Brian
Kathleen Wilhoite ... Penny
Kathleen York ... Linda
Viveka Davis ... Susan Bower
Dennis Howard Dennis Howard ... Charlie Rafferty
Caroline Smith Caroline Smith ... Diane Rafferty
Shana O'Neil Shana O'Neil ... Wendy
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A young drug-addicted teenager's family are in denial about it. She's sent to an intervention program where the addicts are confronted--by one another and by their families--in supervised groups. The girl's biggest obstacle to sobriety: her parents, who want to remove her from the program because they refuse to believe anything's wrong. Written by Steven W. Siferd <72233.741@compuserve.com>

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If not yours...then whose kid? See more »

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Drama

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Trivia

Parent character actors George Segal and Stockard Channing both have the same birthday, February 13, but Segal is ten years older than her. See more »

Goofs

A boom mic is clearly visible in the top left of the screen 33 minutes in and again 35 minutes in. See more »

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17 January 2007 | by lifebuildersSee all my reviews

I was a young teen when I saw this movie and it was very compelling in my opinion. I lived with an older sibling who was on drugs and I related to the younger sister and parents in this movie. It was kind of like watching my home life on TV. Luckily the drug user in the movie had a great opportunity for effective help. Hindsight being 20/20, I think my parents would have handled the situation the same way it was handled in this film. I do believe it is a great movie to show impressionable kids as a warning and a front row seat to what life is like for the family of someone who chooses to go down the path of drug use.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Com o Meu Filho Nunca! See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Finnegan Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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