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  • Jan 3, 2019, 12:25 PM
    J goodfellow
    What's this movie? Dying child miraculously cured!
    Please help!
    I am looking for the title of a medium-to-high-budget Hollywood film made in the late '90s to early '00s where a dying or crippled child is miraculously/mystically/mysteriously cured at the end of the film by carrying the child (a sickly little girl, I think) up a ramshackle wooden spiral ramp that her seemingly delusional abductor (the child's father?) had constructed in his back yard. The concerned mother of the child and the authorities had just arrived on the scene to see this miraculous event. There is stirring music and tearful front-lit faces on the witnesses to this scene -all very Spielbergian!

    This seems like a Steven Spielberg or Tobe Hooper production but I haven't uncovered any involvement by them. The actors were all bland generic competent white people in their thirties--nothing memorable or distinctive about them.
  • Jan 3, 2019, 01:12 PM
    Wondergirl
    Is it this?

    https://m.imdb.com/title/tt0107148/?ref_=m_tt_urv

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hous...ds_(1993_film)

    Check YouTube for the trailer and scenes.
  • Jan 3, 2019, 02:35 PM
    J goodfellow
    That is it!!

    Thanks for answering this for me because I have been trying to figure this one out for years!

    I am amazed that you figured this out since several of my clues were erroneous.

    Profuse thanks and sincere apologies for my faulty hints and also apologies to Kathleen Turner and Tommy Lee Jones for labelling them "bland" and "generic" actors.

    The trailer looks pretty good. I think that I'll watch the full movie tonight!
  • Jan 3, 2019, 03:00 PM
    Wondergirl
    I'm a retired librarian who simply googled with useful keywords -- and doublechecked with my trivia-loving son who has Asperger's (think recall savant). Now we are going to check it out from the library and watch it. :)

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