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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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read the book
27 July 1999 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

i've read positive reviews of this program and only signed on here to counterpoint the first writer. EF is a brilliant little book and the title character is so far from being a brat that the first reviewer here sounds like one of ellen's relatives. i don't know how successful the film is in conveying the powerful combination of poverty and abuse that EF overcomes on her own, but the book is a dry-eyed treasure, just like its heroine.


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