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Teenager Fran (Kari Michaelsen) loves her mother (Marion Ross), but is somewhat ashamed that her family is nearly broke, forcing her mom to accept a summer job as a cook for the wealthy Fairchild family. Making things worse as far as Fran is concerned, she will now have to come in contact with young Andrea Fairchild (played by 20-year-old Jennifer Jason Leigh), who has the reputation of being an insufferable snob. It turns out, however, that Fran and Andrea have a great deal in common: Both are on the outs with their parents, if not for precisely the same reasons. This ABC Afterschool Special has been released to video under the title Just Like Us, which is also the name of the novel by Sheila Hayes upon which it is based. ~ Rovi