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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Susan Tarr (teleplay)
Margaret Moorman (book)
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Release Date:
27 January 2002 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Growing apart. Growing together. Sisters are forever.
Plot:
Two sisters take a journey of discovery and reconciliation based on the memoirs of Margaret Moorman... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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(2 articles)
MPAA ratings: Dec. 17, 2008
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Cast

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Kathy Bates ... Christine Chapman

Elizabeth Perkins ... Judy Chapman

Clark Gregg ... Harvey

Kathleen Wilhoite ... Mona

Kimberly J. Brown ... Young Christine Chapman

Hallee Hirsh ... Young Judy Chapman

Lynn Redgrave ... Helen Margaret Chapman

Ann Cusack ... Grace (as Ann Cusak)

Nicole Sullivan ... Alissa

Tony Amendola ... Dr. Bartonio

Dylan Kussman ... Leon

Alyson Reed ... Mother Superior

Jascha Washington ... Earl

Lily Knight ... Barbara

Geoffrey Rivas ... Jay
Manny Suárez ... Waiter (as Manny Suarez)

Toya A. Brown ... Group Leader

Susan Krebs ... Mrs. Hurley
Annie O'Donnell ... Mrs. Tibbett
Dan Eisenstein ... Elephant Keeper

David St. James ... George Chapman
Shane Sweet ... Bill
Laura Romine ... Christine (6 Years Old)

Jan Linder ... Waitress #1
Alex Alexander ... Waitress #2

Tracy Walsh ... Sharon (as Tracy Alison Walsh)
Bobby Harwell ... Father Daniel
Kelly Durban ... Louise
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Raye Birk ... Justice of the Peace

Directed by
Ron Lagomarsino 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Susan Tarr (teleplay)

Margaret Moorman (book)

Produced by
Lynn Arost .... co-executive producer
Art Levinson .... line producer
Brent Shields .... producer
Richard Welsh .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Lawrence Shragge 
 
Cinematography by
Lloyd Ahern II (director of photography) (as Lloyd Ahern)
 
Film Editing by
Sabrina Plisco 
 
Casting by
Kathryn Eisenstein 
Lynn Kressel 
 
Production Design by
Veronica Hadfield 
 
Art Direction by
Roger L. King 
 
Set Decoration by
Alice Baker 
 
Costume Design by
Hope Hanafin 
 
Makeup Department
Jane Cohen .... makeup artist
Karyn Alexander Huston .... hair stylist (as Karyn L. Huston)
Medusah .... hair stylist
Gigi Williams .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Art Levinson .... unit production manager
Kathleen M. Straub .... executive in charge of production (as Kathleen Straub)
Karen Mayeda Vranek .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kelly Cantley .... second assistant director
Linda Montanti .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
David E. Harshbarger .... property master (as David Harshbarger)
Pete Josephs .... construction coordinator (as Peter Josephs)
Diana Anctil .... paint decorator (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Kenneth R. Burton .... re-recording mixer (as Ken Burton)
Stephen Grubbs .... sound supervisor
Andre Perreault .... re-recording mixer
Mark Weingarten .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Phil Cory .... special effects (as Phil Corey)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Carl Boles .... chief lighting technician
Mark W. Elias .... key grip (as Mark Elias)
Mark La Bonge .... a cam/steadicam operator: Camera Operator ("a" camera )
Michael J. Schwartz .... best boy electric (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Valerie Zielonka .... costume supervisor (as Valerie Z.)
 
Editorial Department
Dana B. Wilson .... assistant editor
 
Location Management
James McCabe .... location manager (as Jim McCabe)
 
Music Department
Chris McGeary .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Shane Summers .... transportation coordinator
Don Poole .... driver (uncredited)
Lowell D. Smith .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Jim Brockett .... animal handler
Cameron Johann .... production associate
Viva Liles-Wilkin .... assistant: Mr. Lagomarsino
Donna Nitti .... production coordinator
Wendy Price .... production accountant
Mary Anne Seward .... script supervisor
Melissa Park .... stand-in (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Hallmark Hall of Fame: My Sister's Keeper (#51.3)" - USA (anthology series)
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Runtime:
97 min | Netherlands:90 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The family name "Chapman" was inspired by the real last name of a good friend of the woman who Christine Chapman was based on.See more »
Movie Connections:
Edited into "Hallmark Hall of Fame" (1951)See more »

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21 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Another Award for Kathy Bates?, 27 January 2002
Author: Elizabeth Rose from North Dakota, USA

It's so nice to see popular culture finally coming out of the dark ages in addressing mental health issues. This movie did an excellent job of conveying the conflicts that exist among the mentally ill and their families, without beating the viewer over the head with a sentimental sledgehammer, or falling into the all-too-familiar trap of turning mental illness into great melodrama. (Which serves only to further stigmatize those who are most harmed by stigma.) This was about realistic characters coping with realistic emotions and issues, and did it in a way that gently informed and educated the viewer. This was a thinking person's film, not a "woman in danger" TV chick flick.

Kathy Bates' performance as a woman coping with a severe form of bipolar disorder was a wonder. We saw a woman, not a disorder, and she made her character come alive. She helped us see that those with mental illness have hopes and dreams too, and long to fulfill a purpose in their lives. Elizabeth Perkins was also fine as the conflicted "healthy" sister, struggling to find a balance between living an active and successful "normal" life, while also respecting the needs of her struggling sister. We see her sister's illness through her eyes, and she shows us the pain and hardship this illness causes families while also creating opportunities for a type of grace to break through. A balance is achieved in the end, gently and subtly, like these characters will continue working on perfecting the balancing process long after our window into their lives has closed. No TV-movie loose ends are tied up here, but the ending is moving, textured, and appropriate, nonetheless.

My only gripe is that parts of the chronology are choppy and leave you feeling as though you missed something. A critical relationship, for example, simmers through most of the movie, and then suddenly changes radically near the end, without much plot or character development. However, considering all that is done so well here, it's a small complaint.

Hats off to the writers, the director, and actors for a job well done.

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