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Gracie's Choice -- Inspired by a true story. Gracie (Kristen Bell) is a 17 year-old with four siblings from different fathers and a mother (Anne Heche) that is utterly incapable of taking care of the kids. When it looks as if the kids will be scattered to the wind, Gracie overcomes enormous obstacles to adopt her younger siblings and keep the family together.
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Writers (WGA):
Rena Dictor Le Blanc (based in part on "Reader's Digest" article)
Joyce Eliason (teleplay)
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Release Date:
12 January 2004 (USA) See more »
A grandmother in denial. A mother on a downward spiral. Now, it's up to 16-year-old Gracie to keep the children together. See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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Excellent, but puzzling at times See more (25 total) »


  (in credits order)

Kristen Bell ... Gracie Thompson

Diane Ladd ... Louela Lawson

Shedrack Anderson III ... Tommy (as Shedrack Anderson)

Anne Heche ... Rowena Lawson

Roberta Maxwell ... Judge

Kristin Fairlie ... Rose Carlton
Brian Akins ... Ryan Walker
David Gibson McLean ... Jonny Blicker (as David McLean)
Jack Armstrong ... Robbie Locascio

Robert Seeliger ... Ray
Sandra Caldwell ... Mrs. Thurston
Diego Matamoros ... Bob Bessey
Jackie Torrens ... Sandy Jacobs
Roger Dunn ... Paul Gottfredson

Cecil Wright ... Mr. Hines

Jeremy Akerman ... Judge Ira Donner
Michael Pellerin ... Public Defender
Shaun Clark ... Police Officer
Mark A. Owen ... Officer #1 (as Mark Owen)
Desiree Adams ... Karina (as Desirée Dawn Adams)
Gordon White ... Ricky

Kyra Harper ... Cat-woman

Wayne Best ... English Teacher
Maria Syrgiannis ... Deena
Jim Codrington ... Stan
Hollis McLaren ... Margaret
Gerry Quigley ... Motel Manager
Guy Germain ... Jock #1
Linda Busby ... Waitress
Mark Graham ... Minister

Andrew Airlie ... Arlo Rasmussen

Stephen Coats ... Principal

Gary Levert ... Interviewing Cop
Christina Collins ... Mrs. Dotson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tony Daniels ... Various (voice) (uncredited)

John Paul Tremblay ... Roland (uncredited)
Amanda Twohig ... School Student (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Werner 
Writing credits
Rena Dictor Le Blanc (based in part on "Reader's Digest" article) (as Rena Dictor LeBlanc)

Joyce Eliason (teleplay)

Produced by
Ted Babcock .... co-producer
Gilles Bélanger .... line producer
Stephanie Germain .... executive producer
Rena Dictor Le Blanc .... co-producer (as Rena Dictor LeBlanc)
Mike Robe .... executive producer
Marcia Rockwood .... co-producer
Peter Sadowski .... co-producer
Robert M. Sertner .... executive producer
Randy Sutter .... producer
Frank von Zerneck .... executive producer
Peter Werner .... co-executive producer
Original Music by
Richard Marvin 
Cinematography by
Neil Roach (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Martin Nicholson 
Production Design by
Peter Cosco 
Set Decoration by
Robert Grani  (as Bob Grani)
Costume Design by
Jeanie Kimber 
Makeup Department
Paulette Cable .... co-key hair stylist
Carolyn J. Conrad .... assistant hair stylist (as Carolyn Conrad)
Gloria Digdon .... co-key hair stylist
Cathy O'Connell .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Karla Morash .... production manager
Karen Mayeda Vranek .... post-production supervisor (as Karen Mayeda-Vranek)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard O'Brien-Moran .... first assistant director (as Richard O'Brien Moran)
Kevin Thomson .... second assistant director
John Shurko .... trainee assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Teresita Doucet .... property master
Richard Fraser .... construction coordinator
Tony Owen .... key scenic
Darren Howse .... second assistant art director (uncredited)
Mary Louise McCloskey .... on-set dresser (uncredited)
Judy-Ann Obersi .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Jason Shurko .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Shawn Snip .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Robert L. Harman .... sound re-recording mixer
Allen Hurd .... re-recording recordist
Doug Johnston .... sound mixer
Dean Okrand .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert Webber .... sound supervisor (as Rob Weber)
Burton Weinstein .... sound supervisor (as Burt Weinstein)
Bob Costanza .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Don Ellis .... boom operator (uncredited)
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Gary Coates .... special effects coordinator
Randy Boliver .... stunt coordinator
Colleen Pace .... stunt actress
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert J. Petrie .... gaffer (as Bob Petrie)
Ross Sangster .... key grip
Forbes MacDonald .... camera operator (uncredited)
Raphael MacKenzie .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (uncredited)
Michael P. Mason .... daily grip (uncredited)
Eddy McInnis .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Brooke Palmer .... still photographer (uncredited)
James Thibodeau .... best boy (uncredited)
Rob Turner .... grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Susan Glicksman .... casting: Los Angeles
Sheila Lane .... casting: Halifax
Coral Legault .... casting: Toronto
Alex Wald .... casting: Los Angeles
Clare Walker .... casting: Toronto
Elisha Gruer .... casting associate (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Denise Barrett .... assistant costume designer (uncredited)
Victoria Rockwell .... costume extras coordinator (uncredited)
Lawrence Willett .... costume assistant (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Tricia Fass .... assistant editor (as Tricia Holly Fass)
Location Management
David Hyslop .... location manager
Micah Martin .... location assistant
Music Department
Terri Fricon .... music supervisor
Tom Villano .... music editor
Transportation Department
Emmanuel 'Manny' Taylor .... transportation coordinator (as Emmanuel Taylor)
Tom Carew .... driver: cast (uncredited)
Other crew
William Flower .... animal wrangler
Joanne Hagen .... script supervisor
Shauna Hatt .... production coordinator
Sheila Woodley .... production accountant
Heather Macdonald .... accounting clerk (uncredited)
Nancy Mouton .... assistant to executive producers Robert M. Sertner and Frank von Zerneck (uncredited )
Mike Snider .... production assistant (uncredited)
Joanne Wells .... coordinator (uncredited)

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USA:90 min
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Continuity: 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 »
Gracie Thompson:[signals with hands] 143See more »
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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Excellent, but puzzling at times, 27 December 2004
Author: Sheldon Berger from United States

This movie actually kept my wife awake! It was an excellent story and you just have to admire Gracie for her determination. She would be someone I would like to meet. The acting was extremely good, especially Anne Heche. She should be nominated for some kind of award for her performance,scary at times. Diane Ladd, great, as always, and Kristen Bell was reasonably convincing. I was a bit puzzled about the romantic relationship that Gracie had in the story. It should have had more substance to it. At first the boyfriend was completely understanding of Gracie's plight, and in an instant he reversed his feelings. I couldn't understand the meaning of the robbery/shooting scene involving Gracie and the children either. No matter, overall a must see.

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