6.5/10
690
7 user 2 critic

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.
Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

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
Learn more

More Like This 

Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Betty torments her husband with childish vandalism and verbal threats after he leaves her for another woman, but nobody anticipates what ends up happening as the games escalate.

Director: Dick Lowry
Stars: Meredith Baxter, Stephen Collins, Michelle Johnson
David (TV Movie 1988)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The true story of David Rothenberg whose disturbed father set him on fire.

Director: John Erman
Stars: Bernadette Peters, John Glover, Dan Lauria
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A victim of domestic violence winds up in an ongoing struggle to get the police to take her seriously, until the abuse escalates to the worst extreme.

Director: Robert Markowitz
Stars: Nancy McKeon, Dale Midkiff, Graham Jarvis
Black Widow (1987)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A federal investigator tracks down a gold-digging woman who moves from husband to husband to kill them and collect the inheritance.

Director: Bob Rafelson
Stars: Debra Winger, Theresa Russell, Sami Frey
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The story of Francisco, a very simple and poor man whose dream was to see his children become country music stars, and who made all the efforts to make it happen.

Director: Breno Silveira
Stars: Ângelo Antônio, Dira Paes, Márcio Kieling
Baby Boom (1987)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The life of super-yuppie J.C. is thrown into turmoil when she inherits a baby from a distant relative.

Director: Charles Shyer
Stars: Diane Keaton, Sam Shepard, Harold Ramis
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The Deep End of The Ocean is a film about a family's reaction when Ben, the youngest son is kidnapped and then found nine years later, living in the same town, where his family had just moved.

Director: Ulu Grosbard
Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, Treat Williams, Whoopi Goldberg
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A Brazilian photocopier operator falls in love with a girl who lives in an opposite house and spends his evenings looking at her through his binoculars.

Director: Jorge Furtado
Stars: Lázaro Ramos, Leandra Leal, Luana Piovani
Something About Amelia (TV Movie 1984)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Counseling helps family deal with the discovery that their child was sexually abused by the closest relative.

Director: Randa Haines
Stars: Ted Danson, Glenn Close, Olivia Cole
Trapped I (2002)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The Jennings' fight for their daughters life after she is kidnapped by an experienced gang of thieves.

Director: Luis Mandoki
Stars: Kevin Bacon, Charlize Theron, Courtney Love
No Child of Mine (TV Movie 1993)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A woman accustomed to always having the last word in every situation, finds herself trying to "rescue" her grandson, Jesse, from being signed away to grow up in an institution for Down's Syndrome children.

Director: Michael Katleman
Stars: Patty Duke, Tracy Nelson, G.W. Bailey
The Final Cut (2004)
Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Set in a world with memory recording implants, Alan Hakman is a cutter, someone with the power of final edit over people's recorded histories. His latest assignment is one that puts him in danger.

Director: Omar Naim
Stars: Robin Williams, Jim Caviezel, Mira Sorvino
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Connections

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

User Reviews

 
Well worth to watch
27 August 2005 | by StibbertSee all my reviews

This is a truly good movie. It has managed to captured the event and the people in a special way. The acting and directing are good and the story is well written. There is a really good score by Mark Snow too in there, but at the most intense scenes there are no music at all. I believe that it was a very good thing to cut the music as the silence made the scenes more dramatic then any musical score would.

If you are a parent I believe this movie would be much harder to watch then if you're not. However, the story is touching no matter what. I'm no parent nor a very sentimental guy, but I find this movie very touching. The way people can care and the way anything is possible if you just want it bad enough.

The movie brings up several interesting things. Among them the power of the media. It was the media who made this story, and so they could have turned it in any direction, really. It was the media who made people care.

If you get the chance don't let this movie go unseen. Espesially if you're a parent.


8 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 7 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

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 »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed