Plot & Details
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.
- Genre(s): Drama
- Run Time: 100min.
- Director(s): Richard Michaels
- Starring: Fredric Lehne
- Themes: Orphans,Fighting the System,Single Parents
- Tone: Bittersweet,Compassionate,Earnest,Heartwarming,Poignant,Stirring
- Keywords: homeless, adoption, college-student, foster-home, homelessness
- Language: English