A Deadly Adoption

Synopsis: Living in the small town of Storm Lake, married upper middle class couple Robert and Sarah Benson faced a life changing incident five years ago when a freak accident led to a then pregnant Sarah, an organic hobby farmer, losing the baby and not being able to conceive children anymore. Feeling guilty for not fixing their broken dock which caused the accident, Robert, an author of personal financial management self help books, took to the bottle, although he has now been sober for six months. Robert dotes on their only child, six year old Sully, and constantly worries about her diabetic condition. They are pursuing adoption as Sarah believes another child would bring a much needed balance into their lives, especially in getting Robert out of his funk. He has been in this state specifically since his last book tour, about which he does not remember much due to his drinking and hard partying. They believe they have finally found the perfect adoption mother in Bridgette Gibson, a young woma
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Production: Gary Sanchez Productions
Rotten Tomatoes:
84 min


Every morning

when the sun comes up

Gonna chase

those blues away

Every morning

when the sun comes up

We're gonna

find the strength to say

Whoa, this is gonna

be my day

Okay, if you're

gonna force me.

No one's forcing you.

You can stop anytime.

So, Robert,

your latest book's

on top of the bestseller

list, huh?

Yeah, it's

creeping up there.

My agent's really

been pushing it.

Little Sully here could

care less about bestsellers.

Oh, maybe she doesn't read your

books, but the rest of us do.

And I thank you.

Seriously, those books

have helped Julia and I

manage our money.

You should be proud.

To Robert, America's

next financial guru.

To Robert. Pretty soon,

you're gonna have

your own TV show,

syndicated radio program.

No chance of that.

Nothing's gonna pull me

away from my family.

Hey, where did Sarah

run off to?

I haven't seen her since

we sang happy birthday.

I can't

keep track of her.

She's always

running around.

She's probably digging

in her garden.

Well, that's what you get for

marrying a girl off the farm.

It's working out pretty

well for me so far.

Hey! Let's take

the boat out!

What is she doing?

I think she wants

to take the boat out.

The dock is rotten.

We're hoping to have it

fixed by next week.


get off the dock!

You can hardly wait for

that baby brother, huh?

I'm more excited about

the baby than she is.

That's 'cause

you don't have to carry

the little monster around

for the next nine months.

Captain Robert Benson!

You! Boat! Now!

Looks like I'm

gonna have to run down there

and pull her off

that dock myself.

Captain Robert Benson!

I am getting

in this boat!


Sarah, Sarah!

Sarah, breathe!

Sarah! Sarah?

Sarah? Sarah?


Please, Sarah.

Please? Please, God.




Oh, God.


Oh, thank God.

It's all right.

I'm sorry.

I'm so sorry.

My word, the recluse!

Robert, what cave

did you crawl out of?

Hello, Debbie.

How's New York?

It's not as healthy

as Storm Lake.

Everything okay?

Well, I'm gonna be late

on the pages.

It'll take me

a couple more days.

Also, I want to cut

the fourth chapter.

I read it last night.

I think it's unnecessary.

I'll pass it along

to the publisher.

Very excited about

the book, Robert.

I think I can help a lot

of people with this one.

Ever the crusader.

Is everything okay



Meaning I am your

oldest friend, Robert.

Clean and sober, Deb.

I'll have the new draft

in a couple of days.

Love you.

You're gonna love it. You

can't even tell it's organic.

We loved the cookies

you made last week.

Oh, thanks. Maybe

I'll make 'em next week.

He doesn't believe

they're sugarless.

Well, technically,

he's right.

I mean, I use honey,

but it's my own honey.

So there's no refined sugars

in there, I promise.

- Awesome. Thank you.

- Thanks, guys.

Okay. I'm gonna

start packing up.

Thanks, Charlie.

I think we did

really well this week.

Yeah. All the gluten-free

stuff went fast.

Either this town's

getting hip,

or it actually

tastes good.

Or maybe both.


This town is not hip.



Are you done yet?

Almost. Why?

You know why.

My party.


Is it your birthday?

Come on!

Do you wanna see one

of your presents now?

Can I?

A bike!

My own bike!

With tassels

and everything.

I thought we said we'd

wait another year.

I know, but all

of her friends have bikes,

and I couldn't resist.

But we've talked

about this.

You know exactly what happens

to her blood sugar level.

Robert, it's her birthday.


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Andrew Steele

Andrew Steele (born 19 September 1984 in Didsbury, Manchester) is a British 400 metres and 4x400 m relay runner. He was educated at St. Bede's College, Manchester. He is the son of Dr. Chris Steele, the resident health expert on ITV's This Morning.In 2008, Steele competed in his first Olympic Games – Beijing 2008. He ran a personal best time of 44.94 seconds in reaching the semi-final in the individual 400 m event. As part of the Great Britain team he finished fourth in the final of the 4x400m relay - 0.6 seconds away from a medal. However, in September 2016 it was confirmed that the Russian team, who had beaten Great Britain to bronze in this race, had been disqualified due to the retesting of Denis Alexeev's urine sample, which tested positive. Consequently, the British team were promoted to the bronze medal position.Steele spends a few months each spring training at the Australian Institute of Sport, in Canberra. He is head of product for DNAFit. more…

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