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Ellen Foster (1997)

PG-13 | | Drama | TV Movie 14 December 1997
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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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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Leonora Nelson
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Ellen Foster
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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
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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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14 December 1997 (USA)  »

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Hallmark Hall of Fame: Ellen Foster (#47.2)  »

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Connections

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Remember (Christmas)
Written by Harry Nilsson
Performed by Harry Nilsson
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Jena is amazing!
26 July 2001 | by (Seattle, WA, USA) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie last night for the first time on the Odyssey Channel, and it is on again now. I thought it was brilliant, and nobody could have matched the way Jena Malone brought Ellen to life. Jena is one of my favorite actresses (I've seen 3 of her movies this month!) and I have been a fan of hers for a long time. I think that this is one of her most powerful roles, and she did a great job in her portrayal as the child of an alcoholic father being shuffled from relative to relative after her mother dies. Jena is definitely going to be a major actress when she gets older, as her acting talents are unbelievable. :)


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