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The Brooke Ellison Story (2004)

Rendered a quadriplegic since a child from a near-fatal neck injury, a young girl fights against all odds to succeed in life from grade school to her acceptance into college under the assistance of her loyal and dedicated mother.

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3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Jean Ellison
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Ed Ellison
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Jenson Goins ...
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Ryan P. Hudson ...
Reed Ellison (as Ryan Hudson)
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Jan Djilas
Terrence Gibney ...
Mr. Barnes (as Terence Gibney)
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Cara
Jerry Lee Leighton ...
Mr. Linski
Ramona Tyler ...
Bobbi (as Ramona Tyler)
Melinda Walsh ...
Barbara
Judy Leavell ...
Muriel
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Rendered a quadriplegic since a child from a near-fatal neck injury, a young girl fights against all odds to succeed in life from grade school to her acceptance into college under the assistance of her loyal and dedicated mother.

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Biography | Drama

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Rated PG for thematic elements and language | See all certifications »

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25 October 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A História de Brooke Ellison  »

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Trivia

The movie was filmed at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA which fills in for film's supposed setting, Harvard University. See more »

Goofs

At the end of Brooke's graduation speech, her mother is shown as the first person to stand during the ovation; however, after the camera scans the crowd, they show her mother finally stand on the stage. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Heart of a Hero: A Tribute to Christopher Reeve (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

It's Gonna Be Okay
Performed by Theresa Andersson
Written by Anders Osborne and Joshua Ragsdale
Courtesy of Basin Street Records
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Touching
25 October 2004 | by (U S A) – See all my reviews

This was a very interesting TV movie/documentary about an eleven year old quadriplegic who beat outstanding odds with the help of her mother. The acting was so touching. My personal favorite part was a scene between the mother and the older daughter. They were on the telephone with each other and the words and tears were so realistic that I forgot I was just watching a movie. The two girls who played Brooke Ellison (younger Brooke and present Brooke) both did an amazing job. This movie made me so proud of the young girl with such and indomitable spirit. Life dealt her a bad hand but she didn't let her condition get the best of her. This movie was a great final tribute of Christopher Reeves.


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