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The Baby Dance is a 1998 drama film produced by Showtime about adoption. It was written and directed by Jane Anderson, based on her play, with Stockard Channing and Laura Dern starring in the lead roles.

The Baby Dance
Directed byJane Anderson
Produced byJodie Foster
Vicky Herman
Meg LeFauve
Written byJane Anderson
StarringStockard Channing
Laura Dern
Music byTerry Allen
CinematographyJan Kiesser
Edited byNorman Buckley
Release date
  • August 23, 1998 (1998-08-23)
Running time
95 minutes
CountryUnited States



Wanda LeFauve is a poor mother of four with an unemployed husband living in a trailer outside Shreveport, Louisiana. Pregnant again, she finds a newspaper ad placed by a couple hoping to adopt a newborn. Summoning up her courage, Wanda makes the telephone call. The couple — Rachel and Richard Luckman — are wealthy, Jewish urbanites from Los Angeles. They skirt logistics, legal matters, fears and prejudices prior to the child's birth.[1]




  1. ^ Klady, Leonard (August 21, 1998). "Review: 'The Baby Dance'". Variety. Retrieved May 11, 2017.
  2. ^ "Winners & Nominees 1999". Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Retrieved May 11, 2017.
  3. ^ "List of major 1999 Emmy nominations". CNN. July 22, 1999. Retrieved May 11, 2017.

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