The life and death of a young woman who suffered from scleroderma, and how she and her family coped.





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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hope Altman
Molly Altman
David 'Dave' Altman
Annie Altman
Chris Demetral ...
Alan Altman
Ken Altman
Laura Altman
Alexandra Purvis ...
Audrey Altman
Doctor (as Babz Chula)
Sharon Monsky ...
Nurse Stark
Writer One
Mandy McKeen ...
Writer Two
David Hurtubise ...
Executive Producer


The life and death of a young woman who suffered from scleroderma, and how she and her family coped.

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In three months, she'll hardly recognize her own face. In six months, she won't be able to use her hands. In a year, she'll need a miracle. But the disease that is so ravaging her body can never destroy her spirit. See more »








Release Date:

17 November 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Au-delà des maux  »

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| (Encore-True Stories Library print)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In real life, Bob Saget has three daughters named: Aubrey, Lara and Jenny; in this film their names are: Audrey, Laura, Penny. See more »


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Sung by Sheryl Crow
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After watching FOR HOPE, I wonder more about some of the crap
11 January 2005 | by (Salmon, Idaho) – See all my reviews

I see on the movie screens. How could movie have ignored by the awards people? Absolutely fantastic performances throughout. So believable. So candid. So tragic. Congratulations to Bob Saget. Now I know what he's good at! Dana was magnificent, once again. The next time I see a film coming out that is directed by Saget, I'll give it a shot because this was Grade A. I was turned on to this film by a woman I'm dating. We watched the film and then she informed me that she has this disease. In the ten years since this film was released, some advances have been made and she's confident she will not have to go through what this woman did in the film but you can't be sure. The movie is powerful with a capital P.

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