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Gracie's Choice (2004)

TV-PG | | Drama | TV Movie 12 January 2004
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A teenage girl tries to raise her three half-brothers and one 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
Brian Akins ...
Ryan Walker
David Gibson McLean ...
Jonny Blicker (as David McLean)
Jack Armstrong ...
Robbie Locascio
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Ray
Sandra Caldwell ...
Mrs. Thurston
Diego Matamoros ...
Bob Bessey
Jackie Torrens ...
Sandy Jacobs
Roger Dunn ...
Paul Gottfredson
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Mr. Hines
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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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12 January 2004 (USA)  »

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Gracie választása  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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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 »

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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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Featured in The 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (2004) See more »

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Kristen Bell hits a home run!
21 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

Gracie (Kristen Bell) is not your average 16-year-old girl. For as long as Gracie can remember, she has been raising her four siblings, each of whom has a different, absent father. Gracie's mother (Anne Heche) seems to be on the fast track to self-destruction, while Gracie's well-meaning grandma (Diane Ladd) is too old and frail to provide a stable home. When the children's lives are about to be pulled apart, Gracie will have to do the impossible and make great sacrifices to keep her siblings together.

Kristen Bell's performance is the main reason to invest two hours watching "GRACIE'S CHOICE." Bell is in most every single scene of the film and she plays her dysfunctional part with all-American charm. Bell appears poised for great success in Hollywood.

Produced by the LIFETIME CHANNEL, "GRACIE'S CHOICE" is a watchable made-for-TV drama inspired by actual events. Keep your ears peeled for the original song "I Belong" performed by Cherie exclusive to this film.


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