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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
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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14 December 1997 (USA)  »

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

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Remember (Christmas)
Written by Harry Nilsson
Performed by Harry Nilsson
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A Great movie, the Title character shines
29 August 1999 | by (Toronto) – See all my reviews

Anyone with a heart could not help but like this movie. There was not a dry eye in the room, as we watched the movie. Ellen Foster shines, whether she is smiling or crying in the movie. The emotion she is feeling is expressed without words. She is a bright and intelligent little girl, mature beyond her years because of her circumstances. Abused by her father and abandoned by her relatives, she overcomes the trials life hands her and finds a place to belong. Isn't that what all people strive for in the end?

I give this movie a ten out of ten. I would recommend that people view it with an open mind.

Jena Malone is an actress to look out for, she is very talented. No wonder she played a young Ellie in the Jodie Foster movie Contact. Her quality reminds me of Jodie Foster.


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