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Everybody's Baby: The Rescue of Jessica McClure (1989)

TV-PG | | Drama | TV Movie 21 May 1989
A caring community and variety of people nationwide come together to rescue a baby who is trapped in an abandoned water well, but they have a short time before something bad might happen.

Director:

Mel Damski

Writer:

David Eyre Jr.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Beau Bridges ... Police Chief Richard Czech
Pat Hingle ... Fire Chief James Roberts
Roxana Zal ... Cissy Mcclure
Will Oldham ... Chip Mcclure
Whip Hubley ... Robert O'Donnell
Robin Gammell ... Msha Investigator Thomas Kaye
Walter Olkewicz ... Police Officer Andy Glasscock
Rudy Ramos ... Police Officer Manny Beltran
Jack Rader ... Public Information Officer James White
Guy Stockwell ... Bill Jones
Daryl Anderson ... Richard Armstrong
Mills Watson ... Charles Boler
Bo Foxworth ... Steve Forbes
Robin Frates Robin Frates ... Jamie Moore
Don Hood ... Fire Captain Alan Doyle
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Storyline

Based on the true story of Jessica McClure who fell in an abandoned water well while playing in her aunt's backyard. She was stuck 22 feet below the ground and it took rescuers 58 hours to get her out. There was fear that if they shook the Earth too much with machinery, it would cause her to fall further down and die. Written by Jason Ihle <jrihl@conncoll.edu>

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Drama

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The film takes place from October 14 to October 16, 1987. See more »

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Referenced in BoJack Horseman: One Trick Pony (2014) See more »

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Touching Story
6 January 2006 | by Smith-440See all my reviews

I first saw this movie when I was about six years old. It had a profound effect on me. The story of Jessica McClure is one that will undoubtedly touch everyone who hears it. Jessica: Everybody's Baby vividly shows the events that took place on October 14, 1987. This is a movie that I'm sure will stay with me always. The movie begins with Jessica playing in the backyard. The majority of the movie is a heart-wrenching journey in which baby Jessica cries out for help while desperate paramedics struggle to rescue her. The emotional reactions of her family are also shown throughout the film. The ending is, in my opinion, the greatest part of the movie. I recommend having some tissues by your side.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 May 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

58 heures d'angoisse See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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