Losing Isaiah

Synopsis: An African-American baby, abandoned by his crack addicted mother is adopted by a white social worker and her husband. Several years later, the baby's mother finds out her son is not dead, as she thought before and goes to court to get him back.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Stephen Gyllenhaal
Production: Paramount Home Video
  1 nomination.
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111 min


"And he shall be called


Dr. Parks, 6214.

Dr. Parks, 6214.

- Look at her.

- Yeah.

- Just asking for it.

- Yeah.

Arrest her. The little thief.

Where's the party?


Come on.

Pay the nice man.

Get off me.

One, two, three.

Crazy. Beautiful. Maybe.

Come on...

Oh, look what we got here.

Now, see what you

made me do?

You have to use every dish in

the house, Charick Lewin-sky?

Ja, I do, but I'll clean up.

I know you will.

Is she home?

Yeah, she's in her room,

on the phone, door closed,

waiting for you to tell her

she has a French quiz

and a history paper

due tomorrow.

You have a French quiz

and a history paper

due tomorrow.

Just a minute.

I'm on the phone.

That's easy to fix.

Get off it.

Will you please get

out of my room

so I can study?

Oh, I think you might

want to phrase that

a little differently, honey.

Can I call you back?

My mother's being a jerk.

Mom, sit down,

make yourself comfortable.

Thank you.

This is gone if you don't

do well on the exam tomorrow.

...and hairline fractures

of the clavicle and cranium.

Burns and old scarring.

Maggie, what are you,

a social worker

or a war correspondent?

War correspondent.

Recommend foster care to avoid

further trauma to this child.

The old scar tissue


Uh, would you say

"multiple lacerations

to the upper torso"

one more time, please?


Patient continues

to have trauma...

"Hairline fracture."

- No. No.

- Hmm?

"Burns and old scarring"?


We continue to explore...

Charlie... would you

scratch my back?


Next case, B-14-20.

Child shows signs

of forced responsiveness

to his environment...


Cranial contusion.

How did you get this number?

I could meet you somewhere...


Show you the x rays.

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