The Children Nobody Wanted (1981)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature]  |   Release Date - Dec 5, 1981 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Frederic Lehne stars as the real-life Tom Butterfield, a college student distressed by the plight of homeless children. He'd like to adopt a few of these kids, but Missouri law prohibits such a circumstance for an unmarried man. At great personal cost to himself both financially and emotionally, the 21-year-old Butterfield becomes the youngest single adult ever to be granted a foster-parent license, using this privilege to set up a Boy's Town-like home for unwanted youngsters. Lehne's costar is Michelle Pfeiffer, on the threshold of bigger things. Tom Butterfield, the subject of The Children Nobody Wanted, died less than a year after this TV movie's debut.

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adoption, college-student, foster-home, homelessness