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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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Ruth Ellison
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Eleanor Sorrell
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Cassandra
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Cal Jackson
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Lenny Stanapolous
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Mrs. Stanapolous
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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 »

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Written by Spencer Proffer and Steve Plunkett
Performed by Willy Hart
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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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