Children of Fortune

Network Premier: November 1, 2000
Children of Fortune
0
1
2
3
4
5
sex
language
violence
drugs
nudity
other

Synopsis

“Children of Fortune,” a new television movie, will be broadcast on CBS, Wednesday, 11/1/00 at 9-11 PM, ET/PT. In this murder mystery James Brolin stars as a detective and single father who takes his estranged 15-year-old daughter with him on an investigation that leads them into a small Arizona town of polygamists.

Dove Review

This is an involving detective yarn, with an alienated father and daughter learning to appreciate one another along the way. Unable to incorporate the usual amounts of exploitive sexuality, obscene language and brutal violence generally seen in theatrical films, the writers of this TV-film have had to depend on storytelling to capture the attention of its audience. Would that I could say that about a few more films being shown at the local Cineplex.

Content Description

Sex: The men in this community have several wives and lots of children, but we do not see any sexual activity.
Language: 7 expletives
Violence: A car crash, no one is seriously harmed; 2 fist fights; a girl is unintentionally killed during a struggle to get a gun away from her.
Drugs: None
Nudity: The daughter enters a room in her underwear, but her father asks if she knows the meaning of propriety. At that point, she covers herself up.
Other: None

Info

Company: CBS
Director: Sheldon Larry
Genre: Suspense
Runtime: 120 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Starring: James Brolin, Virginia Madsen, Amanda Fuller, Michael Moriarty.
Reviewer: Phil Boatwright