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.
 
IMDB:
6.4
Rotten Tomatoes:
45%
R
Year:
1995
111 min
48 Views

You ain't leaving

that baby here...

not hollering like

that, you ain't.

Yo, girl! Hey, baby!

Come on over here

and get warm.

Come on, now.

We gonna trade you

some good shit!

Come on, you can have

a little bit of this.

Come on, now.

You know, we know

what you need.

Come on, baby.

Okay, Isaiah.

There you go, okay? Shh.

I'll be right back, okay?

That's right.

Okay, okay.

Okay, there you go.

Okay.

Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah.

I'm telling you, man,

the Bulls are going to repeat.

Yeah, yeah, you said the same

thing after the '85 Bears.

Ain't gonna happen.

The Knicks have got Pat Riley,

and he's going to make

Patrick Ewing play some ball.

Hey, you got

B.J. coming off

the bench, shooting a three.

I'm thinking about coming out of

retirement and playing myself.

Yeah, I heard that.

I know one thing...

I can stop Ewing.

I just have to deal

with Oakley's muscle

underneath the board.

I-I used to play

some great defense.

They used to call me "The Wall."

Yeah... wall-eyed Wally.

Yeah, Oakley under the boards,

my butt.

M.J. and Scottie'll

take care of the Knicks.

Pippen's bad.

The Knicks are playing

some mean D.

Hey, did you see what Jordan did

to that defense last night?

That's what

I'm talking about!

- Swoosh!

- I wouldn't trade defense...

Hey, hey, you got B.J.

Coming off...

Holy shit!

Stop the blade!

Stop the blade! Stop it!

What's he been given?

Two cc's epinephrine, I.M.

- Let's get him to the warmer.

- It's over there!

Let's roll! Get out of the way...

baby coming!

All right.

Okay, let's get

some new vitals on him.

What do we got here?

I need a half-normal saline

with glucose drip,

and get me a respirator.

- Hold it, hold it.

- Wait.

Where's the IV?

- No IV established?

- No.

- Why not?

- Not ready to get a line in.

Okay, 24-gauge ampule.

I'll do it myself.

Go ahead, hold that, yeah.

Let me have a blood gas.

He's a subdermal hematoma,

Mrs. Lanelli.

He's five months old.

You didn't think he might

roll off that top bunk?

He never did it before.

Well, now you know

it's possible.

He's not Peter Pan.

He can't fly.

We need you.

You're going to have

to wait here

until the x rays get back.

At least she didn't dump him

in a pot of boiling water, huh?

Yeah, she did that last month...

said his bath was too hot.

What have we got?

This one was found

in a dumpster.

Jesus.

- Social Services?

- Mm-hmm?

He's not breathing on his own.

Can you sign off?

Sign off?

Yeah. No extraordinary measures.

Why don't we just dump him back

in the garbage?

All right, lady...

play God.

Anyone got the paperwork

on Mr. Romano?

It's tachycardia.

BP's down.

Respiratory's erratic.

- BP up.

- It looks like a brain bleed.

Keep the oxygen up.

This infant's having a seizure.

Uh, doctor!

Phenobarbital, stat.

Let's get him up to NICU.

What'd I tell you?

Hold the elevator!

Damn it,

hold that elevator!

Oh, my God!

Oh, my God, my baby! My baby!

- Shut up, ho!

- Where's my baby!

Had enough racket around here!

Police! Dead babies!

Get out of here!

I said get out my alley!

Get!

My baby...

I know all the tubes and wires

are frightening,

but you can hold him.

Okay.

Ain't this

a cute baby?

Oh, there you go.

- Excuse me, Margaret.

- Shh. What?

That baby you asked about

last round?

- Yeah?

- He's in NICU.

- Oh. Excuse me.

- Thank you.

Just talk to him.

He'll be all right.

His prints

were on the computer.

He was born at Cook County

three days ago.

Mother and baby

both crack-addicted.

He's over there:

Isaiah Richards.

Huh.

Nurse Forgen to East Wing Two.

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