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Gaby: A True Story (1987)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  11 March 1988 (Mexico)
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The life of Gaby Brimmer, a girl physically handicapped, who finally gets her goals of study and triumph.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sari
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Florencia
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Michel
Rachel Chagall ...
Gaby (as Rachel Levin)
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Fernando
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Luis
Beatriz Sheridan ...
Fernando's Mother
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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
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The life of Gaby Brimmer, a girl physically handicapped, who finally gets her goals of study and triumph.

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Drama | Romance

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11 March 1988 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Gaby - Uma História Verdadeira  »

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$125,400 (USA)
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Rachel Chagall's film debut. See more »

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

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Written by Tony Romeo
Performed by The Partridge Family
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Almost perfect drama
29 December 2003 | by (Mountains of Madness) – See all my reviews

This is one stunning drama that never misses a beat.

Gaby, suffering from cerebral palsy, overcomes enormous challenges with the help of a Mexican maid and supportive parents.

But this summary barely does justice to this perfectly directed and acted drama.

The score, by Maurice Jarre, is simply stunning, and the performances (all of them) are spot-on.

I adore this movie and count it as one of my Top Ten of All Time.


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