Losing Isaiah Movie Review 1994

Information and Film Reviews for Losing Isaiah the Movie

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"Kramer vs. Kramer" meets the movie-of-the-week in this controversial and emotionally moving story of a social worker (Lange) who adopts the title character, an African American baby abandoned by his drug-addicted mother (Berry). Courtroom battle ensues when four years later mom, now clean and sober, discovers Isaiah is alive. She enlists the aid of a lawyer (Jackson) known for his high-profile, racially charged cases. Lange and Berry lead the parade of fine performances. Taking on some volatile issues, director Gyllenhaal manages (for the most part) to refrain from melodrama. Based on the novel by Seth Margolis.


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Available on VHS
Running time 108 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Custody Battles, Adoption & Orphans, African America, Justice Prevails...?, Parenthood, Rescue Missions, Women, Law & Lawyers
Naomi Foner
Jessica Lange, Halle Berry, David Strathairn, Samuel L. Jackson, Cuba Gooding, LaTanya Richardson Jackson
Andrzej Bartkowiak
Stephen Gyllenhaal
Mark Isham
Jr. Howard W. Koch, Naomi Foner, Paramount Pictures

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