The life of Gaby Brimmer, a girl physically handicapped, who finally gets her goals of study and triumph.

Director:

Writers:

(as Michael James Love), (developer) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

A World Apart (1988)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A White enclave in Johannesburg, South Africa, in the 1960s. Molly Roth, 13 years old, is the daughter of leftist parents, and she must piece together what's happening around her when her ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Menges
Stars: Barbara Hershey, David Suchet, Jodhi May
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In Germany, an old man attacks another old man and is arrested. The attacker refuses to speak. A female lawyer is appointed to him. She discovers that the attacker has numbers tattooed on his arm and the attacked man was a German officer.

Director: Fons Rademakers
Stars: Liv Ullmann, Maximilian Schell, Peter Fonda
Harvest I (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A college kid comes of age one summer amidst family conflict unleashed by the eventual passing of its patriarch.

Director: Marc Meyers
Stars: Robert Loggia, Jack Carpenter, Victoria Clark
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

After the end of the Dirty War, a high school teacher sets out to find out who the mother of her adopted daughter is.

Director: Luis Puenzo
Stars: Norma Aleandro, Héctor Alterio, Chunchuna Villafañe
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A made-for-cable-TV docudrama about the trial of the men accused of conspiring to cause protesters to riot at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Combines in an innovative ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Kagan
Stars: Peter Boyle, Elliott Gould, Brian Benben
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In the Mexican-Guatemalan border, young teenage lovers, Sabina and Jovany, both Hondurans, accidentally meet again after some years without seeing each other. She plans to get to the United... See full summary »

Director: Luis Mandoki
Stars: Joaquín Cosio, Greisy Mena, Fernando Moreno
Anita (2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Anita is the story of a young woman with Down syndrome (Alejandra Manzo) who lives a happy, routine life in Buenos Aires, being meticulously cared for by her mother Dora (Academy Award ... See full summary »

Director: Marcos Carnevale
Stars: Norma Aleandro, Luis Luque, Leonor Manso
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Summer people in Maine: things are changing. Whales no longer pass close to the shore as they did during the youth of two elderly widowed sisters who have a seaside home where they've ... See full summary »

Director: Lindsay Anderson
Stars: Bette Davis, Lillian Gish, Vincent Price
Autumn Sun (1996)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Clara Goldstein is a lovely, middle-aged Jewish woman who, because of an impending visit from her American brother, is forced to create a contrived relationship with a man of her own faith.... See full summary »

Director: Eduardo Mignogna
Stars: Norma Aleandro, Federico Luppi, Jorge Luz
Mancuso, FBI (1989–1990)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Nick Mancuso, the FBI agent from the mini-series, Favorite Son is back. This time in a series wherein he fights for justice, while having to deal with elements in his own government who sometimes oppose him.

Stars: Robert Loggia, Fredric Lehne, Lindsay Frost
Amazing Grace (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Luis Mandoki
Drama | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Emmanuel Lubezki
Stars: Elena de Haro, Oscar Peralta
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Sari
...
Florencia
...
Michel
Rachel Chagall ...
Gaby (as Rachel Levin)
...
Fernando
...
Luis
Beatriz Sheridan ...
Fernando's Mother
...
David
Danny De La Paz ...
Carlos
Paulina Gómez ...
Gaby - 3 Years Old
Enrique Lucero ...
Minister of Education
Eduardo López Rojas ...
Hector Bulle Goyri
Ana Ofelia Murguía ...
Nurse at Brimmer House
Hugh Harleston ...
University Professor
Carolyn Valero ...
Teacher - Rehabilitation Center
Edit

Storyline

The life of Gaby Brimmer, a girl physically handicapped, who finally gets her goals of study and triumph.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

11 March 1988 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Gaby - Uma História Verdadeira  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Gross:

$125,400 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Rachel Chagall's film debut. See more »

Quotes

Gaby: How can I scream when I can't talk? How can I stop loving with the seed of a woman inside? God, if life is so many things that I am not, and never will be, give me the strength to be what I am.
See more »

Connections

Featured in The 60th Annual Academy Awards (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Ay Te Dejo En San Antonio
Written by Santiago Jiménez
Performed by Los Lobos
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Good movie about handicapped individual ...
17 March 2001 | by (Evansville, Indiana USA) – See all my reviews

1st watched 10/9/1996 - (Dir-Luis Mandoki): Good movie about handicapped individual trying to make the best of her situation by doing the best at what she can do rather than getting down about what she can't.


2 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
A Very Moving Story amovielover
Norma Aleandro and Alfonso Cuaron sametic
Great Film obtuseangle65
Discuss Gaby: A True Story (1987) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?