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Within These Walls (2001)

Imprisoned after a drug arrest and bitter from a life marred by tragedy, Joan Thomas wants nothing to do with the world around her. But when a nun with a tragic past invites Joan to ... See full summary »

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Joan Thomas
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Sister Pauline Quinn
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Melinda Donovan (as Latanya Richardson)
Maria Herrera ...
Leda Cervantes
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Eliza
Lynne Adams
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Kelly
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Emily
Eve Crawford ...
Sister Katherine
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Eliza's Mother
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Tito
Alison Darcy ...
Miranda
Danette Mackay ...
Emily's Mother (as Danette MacKay)
Tim Progosh ...
Emily's Father
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Imprisoned after a drug arrest and bitter from a life marred by tragedy, Joan Thomas wants nothing to do with the world around her. But when a nun with a tragic past invites Joan to participate in an inmate rehabilitation program-training dogs to care for the handicapped-she experiences the freeing power of unconditional love for the first time. Based on the story of Sister Pauline Quinn. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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Tedious, unfulfilling, predictable
31 May 2002 | by (Broken Bow, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

This was one of those hokey, overbaked dramas meant to bring a tear to the eye. It just make mine want to close in a deep sleep. Not that it was a total boring loser, but the idea of a group of hardened criminals turning into loving, decent folks so quickly after contact with Rover was a tad hard to swallow. I don't doubt that the events were based on fact, I merely feel it was played out in an unbelievable and corny fashion.


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