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      What Makes a Family

      2001, Drama, 2h 0m

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      Movie Info

      Lesbian partners Janine Nielssen (Brooke Shields) and Sandy Cataldi (Cherry Jones) decide to have a baby through artificial insemination. Sandy opts to be the biological mother, and she gives birth to a baby girl. Sadly, Sandy develops severe lupus, and dies a few years later. While Janine is intent on raising her daughter, Sandy's parents attempt to gain custody of the child. Determined not to give up custody, Janine seeks legal aid to help her case.

      • Rating: TV-14 (D)

      • Genre: Drama

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Maggie Greenwald

      • Producer: Wendy Grean

      • Writer: Robert L. Freedman

      • Runtime:

      • Production Co: Whoop Inc., Barwood Films, Storyline Entertainment, Columbia TriStar Television

      Cast & Crew

      Brooke Shields
      Anne Meara
      Cherry Jones
      Al Waxman
      Sean McCann
      Jordy Benattar
      Philip Williams
      Jayne Eastwood
      Whoopi Goldberg
      Barbra Streisand
      Cis Corman
      Whoopi Goldberg
      Craig Zadan
      Neil Meron
      Rhett Morita
      Keith Reamer
      David Mansfield
      Perri Gorrara
      Astra Burka
      Ane Christensen
      Suzette Daigle

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