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Ambulance Girl (2005)

The story revolves around former food writer, Jane Stern, and how she conquered clinical depression after becoming a paramedic.

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »
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Jane Stern
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Michael Stern
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Pete
Sean McCann ...
EMT Boss
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Ed
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Audrey
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Chief Vince Melmac
Nathalie Toriel ...
Dot
Jennifer Overton ...
Hailey
Rhonda McLean ...
Sarah
Marcia Kash ...
Myra Schlesinger
Michael Bach ...
Nicky Rivers
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Spencer the Physio
Dawn McKelvie Cyr ...
Clerk (as Dawn Cyr)
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Sharon
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Storyline

The food writers Jane and Michael Stern have been married for thirty-three years, they love each other, but Jane is feeling insecure, depressed and with phobia, while Michael has been sober for three years. Jane decides to change her life getting her fears out of her head, and is encouraged by Michael to join the training of E.M.T. in the Grafton Volunteer Fire Department. Nobody believes in the clumsy Jane, but she concludes the training period and applies to the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians and gets her certificate. She begins to work to Grafton Volunteer Fire Department, affecting her personal life and the long relationship with Michael. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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f rated | based on novel | See All (2) »

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Jane Stern just got an emergency wake-up call. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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12 September 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Bordo de uma Ambulância  »

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Kathy Bates is also directed this movie. See more »

Connections

Featured in The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (2006) See more »

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Another superb performance by Kathy Bates
31 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I worked as an EMT and I now work in a related field supplying EMS agencies with specialized medical products for use mainly with babies. I have a lot of contact with small town EMS personnel and I feel they captured her role and lifestyle quite well. There were some "Hollywood moments" but overall this was very entertaining and believable. Small town volunteers need more recognition for the sacrifices and dedication involved with supporting a community! I would love to see more shows like this because the large agencies (NYFD, LAFD, etc) get a lot of media attention and as important and heroic as these people are, there are many, many more small community heroes and heroines who deserve the same recognition.


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