God Bless the Child Poster

Release Date: 1988

DVD Release Date: February 12th, 2004

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary
Unemployed, abandoned by her husband and kicked out of her apartment after not being able to pay her rent, newly single mother Theresa Johnson (Mare Winningham) finds herself homeless and raising her daughter, Hillary (Grace Johnston), on the streets. Discouraged by consistently overcrowded shelters and shocking violence, Johnson appeals to social worker Calvin Reed (Dorian Harewood). With Reed's help, Johnson struggles to ensure a decent quality of life for the daughter she loves so much.

Cast: Mare Winningham, Grace Johnston, Dorian Harewood

Director: Larry Elikann

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Sacrifice, Mother, Quest, Husband, Moving, 1980s, Love, Daughter, Survival, Transformation, Hospital