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

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Remember (Christmas)
Written by Harry Nilsson
Performed by Harry Nilsson
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Jena Malone shines!
3 February 2003 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

This is a beautiful story about a young girl's (Malone) search for a stable, permanent place to call HOME. After her mother dies, she's sent to a series of different homes. For one reason or another, none of them work out. Then something happens (I don't want to give away the story here) that gives her hope of finding the home she longs for. She displays extraordinary strength and courage throughout the film. Despite everything she's put through, she never gives up. This was a moving and inspirational film. Jena Malone is excellent, truly one of the finest young actors in the business. She gives an outstanding performance in this film. It worth seeing just for that, if nothing else.


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