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Wednesday, February 07, 2001 7.3 11 3
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  • Season: 2000-2001
  • Network: CBS
  • Genre: Drama
  • Category: Movies
  • Subject Matter: Family Drama, Period Piece, Medical/Disease/Mental Illness
  • Based On: Jewel written by Bret Lott
  • Misc.: Based On Book/Play

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Plot Synopsis

Based on the novel by Bret Lott. In 1945 Mississippi, a middle-aged wife and mother of four healthy children is devastated when she gives birth to a daughter with Down syndrome. Refusing to accept the prevailing negative attitudes toward metal retardation she uproots her family and moves to Los Angeles in the hope of finding a better life for her ''special'' child.


Production Company:

  • Citadel Ent., Grosvenor Park Prods. IAW Kaufman Co. Alliance Atlantis

Production Type:

  • Independent
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