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Ellen Foster (1997)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  14 December 1997 (USA)
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After her mother's death, a young girl is separated from her abusive father and is sent between her various friends and relatives, always longing to find a place to call home.

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Leonora Nelson
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Ellen Foster
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Bill Hammond
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Charlotte Nelson Hammond
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Aunt Nadine
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Aunt Betsy
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Abigail Montford
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Educational Psychologist
Lynne Moody ...
Mrs. Douglas
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Mr. Douglas
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Judge
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Julia Hobbs
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Roy Hobbs
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Dora
Allison Jones ...
Starletta Douglas
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After her mother's death, a young girl is separated from her abusive father and is sent between her various friends and relatives, always longing to find a place to call home.

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Rated PG-13 for some abusive treatment of a child | See all certifications »
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Hallmark Hall of Fame: Ellen Foster (#47.2)  »

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Edited into Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951) See more »

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Remember (Christmas)
Written by Harry Nilsson
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not about a brat....
30 August 1999 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I was astonished to read the review characterizing Ellen as a "brat" who "couldn't get along with anybody." The title character in the story is sweet, gentle, and patient (although sometimes pushed to the point of frustration with people who repeatedly trample her.) She, in fact, gets along with everyone in the movie who is even slightly kind to her. The movie is a heartwarming and thought-provoking story that avoids being whiney or saccharrine-sweet.


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