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Gracie's Choice (2004)

TV Movie  |  TV-PG  |   |  Drama  |  12 January 2004 (USA)
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A teenage girl tries to raise her three half-brothers and 1 half-sister on her own after their drug-addicted mother is sent to jail.

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Louela Lawson
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Tommy (as Shedrack Anderson)
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Judge
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Rose Carlton
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Ryan Walker
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Jonny Blicker (as David McLean)
Jack Armstrong ...
Robbie Locascio
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Ray
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Mrs. Thurston
Diego Matamoros ...
Bob Bessey
Jackie Torrens ...
Sandy Jacobs
Roger Dunn ...
Paul Gottfredson
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Mr. Hines
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Storyline

Anne Heche plays an abusive mother to Gracie, played by Kristen Bell. Gracie has always taken care of her three younger brothers and one sister. When her mother's drug and alcohol use goes too far, Gracie decides to take on the official role of mother to her brothers. Written by roxie blues

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Her mother tore their family apart. Now Gracie will do anything to keep them together. See more »

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12 January 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gracie választása  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Goofs

When Gracie is at work filling out an application for a scholarship her hair is in a brown headband. When she is running up to the hospital after getting the phone call her hair is back in clips, one on each side. When she walks into the hospital room her hair is back in the headband again. This could be because they originally had her grandmother go to the hospital earlier in the story and they used the same running clip. Earlier in the story her hair was in the two clips. See more »

Quotes

Gracie Thompson: C'mon boys, the judge only gave us five minutes to come up with a last name.
Ryan Walker: Hey, how about,
[sounding it out]
Ryan Walker: W-Wea-ther-ly? Because we've been through bad weather.
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Wonderful
23 January 2004 | by (Utah) – See all my reviews

I thought this was the best movie Lifetime has made in quite awhile. I was glued to the TV the whole time it was one. It is such a heart warming and true story. It touched my heart. Kristen Bell did a wonderful job. She brought a lot of emotion to the role. I felt for the family it involved and was so happy with it's conclusion.


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