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Gaby: A True Story (1987)

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

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
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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
Robert Beltran ...
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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Storyline

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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Release Date:

11 March 1988 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Gaby - Uma História Verdadeira  »

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$125,400 (USA)
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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.
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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
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Better than "My Left Foot"
20 January 2001 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

This film was released the same year as "My Left Foot"---and as so often happens, the Better film gets ignored and the inferior wins the Oscars. This is a genuinely quality performance by every member of the cast, and it deals with the same subject matter as MLF: a child who grows up with a mental gift, a disabled body, and all the tugged heartstrings that are essential to the cinema. Rachel Levin plays the Day-Lewis part even more convincingly, and Norma Aleandro is never less than superb.


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