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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.



(based in part on "Reader's Digest" article) (as Rena Dictor LeBlanc), (teleplay)
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Louela Lawson
Tommy (as Shedrack Anderson)
Rose Carlton
Brian Akins ...
Ryan Walker
David Gibson McLean ...
Jonny Blicker (as David McLean)
Jack Armstrong ...
Robbie Locascio
Sandra Caldwell ...
Mrs. Thurston
Diego Matamoros ...
Bob Bessey
Jackie Torrens ...
Sandy Jacobs
Roger Dunn ...
Paul Gottfredson
Mr. Hines


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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Release Date:

12 January 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gracie választása  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the scene at the house where the family meets after the grandmother's funeral, Gracie pulls a cigarette out of Rose's hand as they watch their mother play with their brothers. In the following scene showing the mother playing with the brothers, Rose has the cigarette back in her hand. The scene flashes back to Rose and Gracie, where Rose is now holding Gracie's hand with the hand she was holding the cigarette. See more »


English Teacher: [Gracie is reading aloud from Romeo and Juliet and is having a hard time pronouncing] Stop! Where's your emotion? Haven't you ever heard of Romeo and Juliet?
Gracie Thompson: [trying not to sound naive] I know what a Romeo is.
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Featured in The 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (2004) See more »

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Great Movie
18 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Insipring great movie. Don't be fooled because its from lifetime. Great movie. This coming from a straight 24 year old male. This movie is about one woman's life story and the ups and downs of a life without the best of starts. A girl raised with all the wrong cards rises above it all and makes her own hand of cards for the game of life. This is one story that brings tears (not for me), joy, and inspiration. This movie is really sad in the fact that this is a true story. However, it helps me to know that in real life someone was faced this awful situation and still overcame it with hard work and determination. This movie is from everyone except for small children who can't handle some of the themes of family violence and drugs.

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