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Gracie's Choice (2004)

TV-PG | | Drama | TV Movie 12 January 2004
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A teenage girl tries to raise her three half-brothers and one half-sister on her own after their drug-addicted mother is sent to jail.

Director:

Peter Werner

Writers:

Rena Dictor Le Blanc (based in part on "Reader's Digest" article) (as Rena Dictor LeBlanc), Joyce Eliason (teleplay)
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristen Bell ... Gracie Thompson
Diane Ladd ... Louela Lawson
Shedrack Anderson III ... Tommy (as Shedrack Anderson)
Anne Heche ... Rowena Lawson
Roberta Maxwell ... Judge
Kristin Fairlie ... Rose Carlton
Brian Akins Brian Akins ... Ryan Walker
David Gibson McLean David Gibson McLean ... Jonny Blicker (as David McLean)
Jack Armstrong Jack Armstrong ... Robbie Locascio
Robert Seeliger ... Ray
Sandra Caldwell Sandra Caldwell ... Mrs. Thurston
Diego Matamoros Diego Matamoros ... Bob Bessey
Jackie Torrens Jackie Torrens ... Sandy Jacobs
Roger Dunn ... Paul Gottfredson
Cecil Wright ... Mr. Hines
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Storyline

Anne Heche plays an abusive mother to Gracie, played by Kristen Bell. Gracie has always taken care of her three younger brothers and one sister. When her mother's drug and alcohol use goes too far, Gracie decides to take on the official role of mother to her brothers. Written by roxie blues

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Her mother tore their family apart. Now Gracie will do anything to keep them together. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gracie's Choice See more »

Filming Locations:

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

When Gracie is at work filling out an application for a scholarship her hair is in a brown headband. When she is running up to the hospital after getting the phone call her hair is back in clips, one on each side. When she walks into the hospital room her hair is back in the headband again. This could be because they originally had her grandmother go to the hospital earlier in the story and they used the same running clip. Earlier in the story her hair was in the two clips. See more »

Quotes

Rowena Lawson: You are going to hell!
Gracie Thompson: I was born in hell!
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Connections

Featured in The 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (2004) See more »

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A wonderful movie!
23 February 2005 | by RayRob82See all my reviews

I'm not usually one for daytime movies or the type to watch the Hallmark Channel (in the UK) but while channel hopping, I saw a trailer for this movie. What captured me was the fact that it was based on a true story, particularly based on a Readers Digest article (which I would love to read).

I made a point to watch this movie and I'm very glad that I did! From the very beginning as a viewer I could see a glimpse of the type of life-style that the family led. I instantly empathised (if that's the correct word) with the lead character of Gracie, played extremely well by Kirsten Bell! I don't want to give too much away, but this is a truly remarkable, heroic and self-sacrificing movie about a young girl who bares the weight of her family out of pure love. I am amazed how such a gem of a movie was made specifically for TV.

Wonderful! 10*


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