A disabled young girl from a disadvantaged home setting develops self esteem and success in life through Special Olympics competition. Based on the true story of Loretta Claiborne.

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Loretta Claiborne
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Rita Claiborne
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Janet McFarland
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Sam Claiborne
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Christine Claiborne
Nancy Palk ...
Miss Rydell
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Alice
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Mrs. Norman
David Bolt ...
Mr. Clavestone
Christopher Bondy ...
Roger (as Chris Bondy)
Scot Denton ...
Governor (as Scott Denton)
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Russell
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Principal Sloane
Joe Duhaney ...
DJ Claiborne
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Abbey
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A disabled young girl from a disadvantaged home setting develops self esteem and success in life through Special Olympics competition. Based on the true story of Loretta Claiborne.

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The strength to overcome. The resolve to triumph. The friendship that guided the way.


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16 January 2000 (USA)  »

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A Touching Story...
16 May 2000 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie on ABC a couple of months ago. It was a touching story about the true life of Loretta Claiborne(Kimberly Elise), a mentally retarded woman. It tells about her life through anger, happiness, and reaching her dreams. She was introduced to what she loved, Track and Field, from Janet McFarland(Camryn Manheim). She starts to win track meets and everything seems fine. But There are still many problems she faces as she goes on through life... Camryn Manheim Acted Well in this Drama. But Kimberly Elise Gave A SUPERB acting role as Claiborne. A Great Movie. Great For the Family with many great messages kids can learn from. I'm a guy and I rarely cry, but this movie made me cry. Grade : B+ or 8/10


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