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Freak City (1999)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  25 February 2007 (Sweden)
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After being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, a rebellious young woman is disease-stricken. Upon being admitted to a nursing home, she finds hope in the most unlikely of places...



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Credited cast:
Ruth Ellison
Eleanor Sorrell
Cal Jackson
Lenny Stanapolous
Mrs. Stanapolous
Eve Crawford ...
Nurse Veronica
Janet Lo ...
Nurse Fran
Nurse Jan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nola Augustson ...
Evelyn Lissard
Rodger Barton ...
Tom Lissard
Anne Bellamy ...
Kurt Brunus ...
John Sorrell
Leo Berman
Mary Manmouth


Freak City tells the moving story of a young woman, played by Samantha Mathis, who is diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and is institutionalized by her family. Alone and feeling abandoned she struggles to regain her sense of dignity and independence by bonding with a wide assortment of fellow patients. Other residents at the home include Jonathan Silverman as a blind man, Marlee Maitlin, a slightly retarded woman, and singer-actress Natalie Cole as a blues singer injured in an accident and left with severe mental and emotional challenges. Working together they share many funny and sometimes bittersweet moments and celebrate overcoming their challenges as a family brought together by circumstance. Written by Anonymous

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When Ruth is leaving Cal's room after kissing, she pulls her blouse over her shoulders twice. See more »


Music by Sam Winans
Performed by the L.A. Kids Orchestra
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Nice movie, good story
12 April 2003 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This is a nice movie, some scenes are a little long, but it's not annoying. In this movie, Ruth's grandma dies. Ruth is an MS-patient and her family takes her to a home for mental and physical handicapped people. At first, she does not like the home, but she finds her way there and makes some new friends. The movie has a good story. It's definitely one to watch if you like drama movies.

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