Improper Channels (1981)


A father brings a young child to an emergency room to get treatment for a minor injury occurring in an innocent accident, but he gets accused of child abuse. Child welfare agencies commit grossly unfair over-reactions to remove the child forcibly from the father, who must brave the arcane system to reclaim his daughter.

Director: Eric Till.
Writers: Morrie Ruvinsky (original story), Morrie Ruvinsky, Ian Sutherland & Adam Arkin (screenplay).
Stars: Alan Arkin, Mariette Hartley, Monica Parker, Harry Ditson, Sarah Stevens, Danny Higham, Leslie Yeo, Richard W. Farrell, Martin Yan, Ruth Springford, Tony Rosato, Philip Akin, Harvey Atkin, Richard Blackburn, Jessica Booker, Ken Camroux-Taylor, Leslie Carlson, Eugene Clark, Eric Clavering, Gillie Fenwick, Vanya Franck, Paul-Emile Frappier, Angelo Fusco, Benjamin Gordon, Joyce Gordon, Luba Goy, Lynda Mason Green, Tim Henry, Alf Humphreys, Sandy Kovack, Sylvia Marie Llewellyn, Kate Lynch, David Main, Al Maini, Jane Mallett, Kate McDonald, Marianne McIsaac, Harry McWilliams, Patrick Patterson, Wayne Robson, Patrick Rose, Stephanie Shouldus, Ted Turner, Linda Verry, Mary Charlotte Wilcox, Elias Zarou.


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