A ten-year old boy lives in a foster home and he has leukemia. His mother was skilled in a car accident and his latest treatment doesn’t seem to be working. Johnny’s regular doctor sends him to Doctor Carter to see if there is something else that can be done for him. Doctor Drew Carter and his wife Julia have been struggling for two years since they lost their son in a car accident. Doctor Carter agrees to take Johnny into their home as a foster so he can be with a real family before he dies. Doctor Carter’s daughter Kayla is very happy Johnny has come to live with them but his wife can’t let go of her grief. She is angry that Drew went against her wishes and brought Johnny to their home.
Johnny has a positive attitude with everyone he meets. Even a bully at his new school can’t bother him. He touches everyone with his spirit because he doesn’t want to give up despite his desperate circumstances. He’s very happy to live with a real family in their home for as long as he can. 3 ½* (I liked this movie)
88 min, Drama directed by D. David Morin with Jerry Phillips, Musetta Vander, Lonnie Colon, Leslie L. Miller, Lee Majors, Mel Fair, Leticia Robles.
Note: Imd 6.6 out of 10, 56% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Amazon 4.8* out of 5* with 136 reviews.
Special Note: Filmed in Manistee, Michigan and Santa Monica, California. Jerry Phillips in the role of Johnny is an adopted foster child.