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What Makes a Family (2001)

01/22/2001 (US) DramaTV Movie 2h
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Based on the controversial true story


Janine and Sandy are a lesbian couple who decide to have a baby, but after a few years Sandy dies. This tragedy is exploited by Sandy's parents to snatch the girl from Janine's care. But then, and despite having the laws against her, Janine decides to fight in order to regain custody of her daughter.

  1. Maggie Greenwald


  2. Robert L. Freedman


Top Billed Cast

  1. Brooke Shields

    Brooke Shields

    Janine Nielssen

  2. Cherry Jones

    Cherry Jones

    Sandy Cataldi

  3. Whoopi Goldberg

    Whoopi Goldberg

    Terry Harrison

  4. Anne Meara

    Anne Meara

    Evelyn Cataldi

  5. Al Waxman

    Al Waxman

    Frank Cataldi

  6. Jordy Benattar

    Jordy Benattar

    Heather Cataldi

  7. Melanie Nicholls-King

    Melanie Nicholls-King


  8. Stewart Arnott

    Stewart Arnott


  9. Joanne Vannicola

    Joanne Vannicola


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What Makes a Family
What Makes a Family

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Original Language English

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