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The Children Nobody Wanted (1981)

TV Movie | 100 min | Drama

Based on the true story of Tom Butterfield and his crusade to provide family life for homeless children, becoming not only the first bachelor caretaker, but the youngest single adult to become a legal foster parent in the state of Missouri.See moreBased on the true story of Tom Butterfield and his crusade to provide family life for homeless children, becoming not only the first bachelor caretaker, but the youngest single adult to become a legal foster parent in the state of Missouri. Written by Anonymous See less
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Lee Hutson (teleplay)
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Updated Dec 5, 1981

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Dec 5, 1981 (United States)

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Fredric Lehne
Tom Butterfield (as Fred Lehne) Tom Butterfield (as Fred Lehne)   See fewer
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Michelle Pfeiffer
Jennifer Williams Jennifer Williams   See fewer
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Matt Clark
Bill Westbrook Bill Westbrook   See fewer
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Noble Willingham
McNaulty McNaulty   See fewer
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Anne Haney
Mrs. Lightheart Mrs. Lightheart   See fewer
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Jerry Hardin
Dr. Watson Dr. Watson   See fewer
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F. William Parker
George Meuschke George Meuschke   See fewer
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Earl Boen
Madden Madden   See fewer
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Ryan Barcroft
The Butter Boys - Andrew The Butter Boys - Andrew   See fewer
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Patrick Holcer
The Butter Boys - Dwayne The Butter Boys - Dwayne   See fewer
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James Spinks III
The Butter Boys - Zim The Butter Boys - Zim   See fewer
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Van Stapleton
The Butter Boys - Bobby The Butter Boys - Bobby   See fewer
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Gary Riefle
The Butter Boys - Pete The Butter Boys - Pete   See fewer
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John Murphy
The Butter Boys - Danny The Butter Boys - Danny   See fewer
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Ron Christopher Nielsen
The Butter Boys - Ray The Butter Boys - Ray   See fewer
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Jeffrey Todd Nielsen
The Butter Boys - Billy The Butter Boys - Billy   See fewer
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Gary Houston
Sadistic Orderly Sadistic Orderly   See fewer
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Megan Mullally
Sharon (as Megan Mullaley) Sharon (as Megan Mullaley)   See fewer
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Charlene Romero
Miss Cornwall Miss Cornwall   See fewer
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Joseph M. Leahy
Real Estate Man Real Estate Man   See fewer
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Dick Solowicz
Sheriff Sheriff   See fewer
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Everett Smith
Walter Wilson (as Everett F. Smith) Walter Wilson (as Everett F. Smith)   See fewer
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Nathan Davis
Orville Orville   See fewer
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Sarah Hains
Registrar Registrar   See fewer
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Joel Fahnestock
Little Girl (Jill) Little Girl (Jill)   See fewer
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Ted Noose
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Joe Leahy
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Judith Penrod
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6.7 / 10 | 208 votes