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By Gary A. Piazza

GENRE: Drama, Family

A child ghost tries desperately to adopt an unwilling couple so she can have the loving family she always dreamed of.


It's old Detroit and a drunken Oscar Bralin is fired from his job at the Maxxess Motors

automobile plant. The drive home is no picnic as our drunken Oscar finds himeself tangled with

another motorist. Oscar, an angry man with a torrid past, acquires a gun from the encounter and

makes his way back home. Upon crashing into the bushes and barging in the house, he's met by

his eight year-old daughter, Amber, who has his mac and cheese dinner ready. She recoils when

she sees him drunk and notices the gun right away as he makes no effort to hide it. The police

have tailed Oscar and arrive at the house, stirring up Oscar's emotions and fueling his anger.

With Oscar distracted, Amber reaches for gun but Oscar's grip is sure and tight. The gun fires,

Amber goes down. With the house surrounded and Amber down, a fatally emotional Oscar

kneels in the front yard, places the gun in his mouth, and pulls the trigger.

It's five years later, and Jerry and Ellen Bradshaw move into the Bralin house. Having

made three attempts to have children, this is their chance at starting a new life. But they are not

alone. It's not long after they move in that they encounter the lonely and needy ghost of Amber.

Their first instinct is to leave the house but they soon find out that once you've been “tagged” by

a ghost, you take it with you. Moving is not an option.

Amber continues to make her presence known and her need to be loved in various ways.

It isn't long before Jerry and Ellen become more comfortable with Amber despite their ongoing

fears and quarrels with each other. They want to help her move on, however, but are unable to as

Amber's father, Oscar, torments her and the Bradshaws from the other side. It becomes a mission

of the Bradshaws to eradicate Oscar so that Amber can move on in peace. They realize that the

only way to do that is to bring in the only person who can deal with Oscar. A person who has

spent most of her life on the streets. A person Amber has never met: her mother.


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