I Want to Go Home (1985)

Run Time - 46 min.  |  
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This riveting ABC Afterschool Special addresses the potent issue of children being kidnapped by non-custodial parents. Because of a nervous breakdown, divorcée Louise Sanders (Lindsay Crouse) has lost custody of her children, 13-year-old Mary Lou (Maddie Corman) and eight-year-old Tommy (yes, that's a young Seth Green). When her husband reluctantly lets Louise take care of the children on a two-week trial basis, the troubled woman skips town with the kids in tow. Thereafter, Louise and the children must remain on the run, forever telling lies, adopting new "identities," and covering their tracks -- an ordeal that has a particularly negative effect on little Tommy.