Mistaken Identity Switched At Birth – BEST HOLLYWOOD MOVIES STARRING Melissa Gilbert
Mistaken Identity, an upsetting drama based on real life incidents, was produced by Carlton International and made for CBS television. In it, we are first introduced to Sarah Burlow (Melissa Gilbert) and Linda Wells (Rosanna Arquette). Both get admitted to the same hospital – Sarah’s delivery is scheduled three weeks later while Linda is in full labor at the time of admission. However, Sarah goes into labor on the same day, prior to the date fixed. She is rich, well educated and this will be her first child. On the other hand, Linda is uneducated, an average teller at a bank, single and lives close to the hospital. Soon, an unusual incident occurs – these two women give birth to two baby boys almost at the same time, an event which has never happened in this hospital. They are kept in the same room and though they aren’t quite like each other, they soon become friends knowing well that they won’t see each other again. After this, around a year and a half later, there is a shocking revelation – as Linda fights with Darryl, her former boyfriend, for getting child support, a DNA test proves that none of them are the boy’s parents. Following this there are a string of events which leads to Sarah and her husband being called in for DNA testing, which really makes them annoyed. They are informed about a chance of a mix up which is ultimately proved and the parents decide to sue the hospital for the mistake. In the meantime, Darryl starts communicating with Linda again as he realizes his chances of gaining financially. Linda gradually comes to know of his hidden agenda about the settlement. Just when the court is about to give its final judgment about the children, Linda, along with Sarah and her husband, sides against Darryl to save the children (her child included) from Darryl’s custody. This results in him losing the custody which is transferred to the other three parents.