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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
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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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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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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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