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The Face on the Milk Carton

The Face on the Milk Carton

The Face on the Milk Carton is a 1995 American made-for-television drama film based on Caroline B. Cooney’s 1990 novel of the same name. The movie stars Kellie Martin as Jennifer Sands/Janie Jessmon, a 16-year-old girl who finds her face on the back of a milk carton and puts the pieces of her past together.

Plot

Janie Jessmon is 16 and living a happy life. She has great parents named Miranda Jessmon and Frank Jessmon, and a best friend named Sarah Charlotte. But her world is shattered when she spots a picture of missing child Jennifer Sands, whom she recognizes as herself, on Sarah Charlotte's milk carton. Janie searches the attic where she finds a trunk containing items from a girl named "Hannah". When Janie confronts her parents about the fact that she has no baby photos, they admit that they are her grandparents and that Hannah is her real mother. They tell her that Hannah was involved in a cult and showed up at their door one day with 3 year old Janie in tow.