A Place for Annie

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A Place for Annie
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VHS edition (1994)
Directed by John Gray
Written by Cathleen Young, Lee Guthrie
Starring Sissy Spacek
Mary-Louise Parker
Joan Plowright
Production company Gross-Weston Productions
Signboard Hill Productions
Cannell Entertainment
Hallmark Hall of Fame
Country United States
Language English
Original channel ABC
Release date May 1, 1994
Running time 98 min
Preceded by Breathing Lessons
Followed by The Return of the Native

A Place for Annie is a 1994 Hallmark Hall of Fame TV movie that stars Sissy Spacek, Mary-Louise Parker and Joan Plowright. Directed by John Gray, the 191st presentation aired on the ABC network on May 1, 1994.

Plot[edit]

Newborn baby Annie is HIV positive and has been left in the clinic by her drug addicted mother. To prevent being deported to a home where she will wait to die, nurse Susan decides to take care of Annie at her own home. One year later she plans to adopt the child but suddenly Annie's mother reappears and demands her back. Under the law, Susan, as just the foster-mother, has no claim to the child.

Critical reception[edit]

Allmovie gave the film three out of five stars and described it as a "touching drama".[1]

Entertainment Weekly gave a favorable review and stated "There are a few crucial twists in this TV movie that don't bear giving away. You'll probably cry, but you won't feel manipulated. A Place for Annie is the kind of melodrama that gives tear-jerking a good name."[2]

People Magazine awarded the film an A- grade and stated "You'll need sponges to watch this simple, affecting film. Tissues just ain't going to do it."[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Place for Annie (1994) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast". AllMovie. Retrieved 2012-08-19. 
  2. ^ Reviewed by Ken Tucker (1994-04-29). "A Place for Annie Review | TV Reviews and News". EW.com. Retrieved 2012-08-19. 
  3. ^ Hiltbrand, David (1994-05-02). "Picks and Pans Review: A Place for Annie". People.com. Retrieved 2013-01-02. 

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