I saw it years ago and have always remembered it because it was so touching. Then I ordered it on Netflix and watched it again today.....
Synopsis: . Under the thumb of her abusive grandfather, a neglected young girl must escape the confines of her unhappy home. Jo Ann Foley (Madeline Zima) finds comfort and support in an unlikely source: an elderly African-American couple (Della Reese and Ossie Davis). The three form a bond that defies racial boundaries and helps mend the girl's broken spirit. Crystal Bernard appears as Jo Ann's mother in this heartwarming film directed by Bruce Pittman.
Running Time: 1 hr. 38 min.