Ernie & Cerbie 2018

Ernie & Cerbie 2018

Ernie & Cerbie 2018

Ernie & Cerbie 2018
Adventure | 8 May 2018 (USA)

Storyline:

For thousands of years, Cupid’s brother, Ernie has been sending arrows to the heart of people, creating the ultimate love connections just like his famous brother. Ernie has grown bored of the same love connections and decides to leap down to earth and take on a child human form along with his trusted dog and best friend, Cerbie. Cerbie & Ernie’s magical adventure leads them under the investigative nose of Detective Myers. Detective Myers can’t find any history of Ernie and is puzzled by his sudden appearance and launches an investigation on Erine & Cerbie. With no home of record and no parents, Detective Myers takes, Ernie & Cerbie to the city’s Orphanage. When Ernie & Cerbie arrive, Ernie now finds a new beginning for his magical arrows. A fun loving magical adventure of bringing love to the life of both children and there newly adoptive families

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For the Love of a Child 2006

For the Love of a Child 2006

For the Love of a Child 2006

For the Love of a Child 2006
TV-14 | 1h 20min | Drama | TV Movie 9 January 2006

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In 1959, support from US troops based in Asia and later from the States enables two actresses to start a charity for mixed-race ‘orphans’ who are locally neglected as outcasts. Thus originates Childhelp, which later runs multi-disciplinary centers for abused or neglected children in the States. Among them is bright Jacob Fletcher, whose stepfather, a lawyer, terrorized him into utter trauma and reclaims him shortly after 10 months in jail. Jacob’s peers have distressing stories of their own, but competent, devoted staff helps most of them decisively on the former farm, using animal therapy.

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The Mudlark 1950

The Mudlark 1950

The Mudlark 1950

The Mudlark 1950
Approved | 1h 39min | Drama | 28 November 1950 (USA)

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In 1875 London, young Wheeler (who lives by scavenging) finds a cameo of Queen Victoria, which he thinks so beautiful, he risks his life to save it. Possessed of a desire to see the Queen, he slips past the Beefeaters and wanders about Windsor Castle, just when a state dinner is in preparation. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli is struggling hard to persuade the Queen to end her long seclusion.

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Second Best 1994

Second Best 1994

Second Best 1994

Second Best 1994
PG-13 | 1h 45min | Drama | 30 September 1994 (USA)

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Graham Holt is a lonely middle-aged man who runs a postal substation in a small village in England. He decides to adopt a son. James is the troubled youth he gets with the assistance of social worker Debbie. James has been in an orphanage for years since his mother committed suicide. He adores his outlaw father John, sent to prison not long after the mother’s death. Can James learn to love Graham? Can Graham settle for being second best?

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Careful He Might Hear You 1983

Careful He Might Hear You 1983

Careful He Might Hear You 1983

Careful He Might Hear You 1983
Careful, He Might Hear You (original title)
PG | 1h 50min | Drama | 15 June 1984 (USA)

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His mother dead, PS lives in Sydney with working-class Aunt Lila and Uncle George. When he’s six or eight, his posh Aunt Vanessa descends from England. Named a co-guardian by PS’s feckless, absent father, she asserts her rights and convinces Lila to have PS live with her weekdays. PS is happy at Lila’s, playing with children, running about, speaking up. At Vanessa’s, there’s a regimen of private school, round vowels, piano and riding lessons, and lonely indoor play with fancy toys. He’s miserable and when he objects, she sues for complete custody. Will anyone listen to him? And will he take on Vanessa’s challenges to find out who he is and to love someone?

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Manny’s Orphans 1978

Manny's Orphans 1978

Manny’s Orphans 1978
1h 32min | Comedy, Family

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Manny coaches soccer for the fashionable Creighton Hall school, but is relieved of duty because he is ‘not a good match’ for the school. He finds a job at a Catholic home for orphans, where he forms a new soccer team, with the help of one very good player Pepe who turns out to be a girl. ‘Pepe’ is the sister of one of the orphans, who comes to the all-boy orphanage posing as a boy, because her former foster home was an abusive environment. Along the way, Manny has incurred a gambling debt, his creditors begin to lean on him, and the boys find out. They set up a soccer game and stake the outcome against Manny’s debt. If they win, the debt will be forgiven.

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The Boat Builder 2015

The Boat Builder 2015

The Boat Builder 2015
1h 28min | Adventure, Family | 6 November 2015 (USA)

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A bitter old hermit known around town as ‘Captain Crazy’ reluctantly agrees to help a young orphan avoid the local bullies so long as he agrees to help him finish his half-built boat. The two gradually forge an unlikely bond, and the boat becomes their one chance to escape from the seaside village that harbors their troubles.

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Whoever Slew Auntie Roo 1972

Whoever Slew Auntie Roo 1972

Whoever Slew Auntie Roo 1972
PG-13 | 1h 31min | Horror, Thriller | 1 December 1972 (Ireland)

Storyline:

This is a retelling of the old tale of Hansel and Gretel, but set in England in the 1920s. To the children and staff at the orphanage, Auntie Roo is a kindly American widow who gives them a lavish Christmas party each year in her mansion, Forrest Grange. In reality, she is a severely disturbed woman, who keeps the mummified remains of her little daughter in a nursery in the attic. One Christmas, her eye falls upon a little girl who reminds her of her daughter and she imprisons her in her attic. Nobody believes her brother, Christopher, when he tells them what has happened, so he goes to rescue her.

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