A Fight for Jenny (1986)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Message Movie, Social Problem Film  |   Run Time - 94 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

First telecast October 6, 1986, A Fight for Jenny is the compelling study of an interracial couple's struggle for happiness. White Kelsey Wilkes (Leslie Ann Warren) is married to African American David Caldwell (Philip Michael Thomas). Casting a shadow over the couple is Kelsey's first husband Ben (Drew Snyder). Using antiquated laws as his weapons, Ben demands custody of his daughter Jennifer (Jaclyn-Rose Lester), insisting that a mixed-marriage household is the wrong environment for the girl. A Fight for Jenny enjoyed a healthy second life in reruns, thanks to the Miami Vice-generated popularity of co-star Philip Michael Thomas.



custody-battle, ex-husband, husband-and-wife, interracial, legal-loophole, child, conflict, couple, cross-cultural-relations, custody, discrimination, husband, marriage, racism, Southerner