16 year old street-wise Apple (Vanessa Hudgens) has never had an easy life. Her mother, June Bailey (Rosario Dawson), is an addict and prostitute, is verbally and physically abusive, and is grooming her daughter to follow in her footsteps. Apple knows the streets, alleys and motels like the back of her hand but wants more from her life. She possesses a tenacious, tough, indomitable spirit, and will not surrender to fate. Apple runs away from her mother and tracks down her father whom she has never known, as he was only 19 when he got Apple's mother pregnant. Apple begs her now Wall Street Broker father, Tom Fitzpatrick (Brendan Fraser), to take her in. In the few days under her father's care, she learns she's become pregnant by a kid from the streets she met on the train, who now wants nothing to do with her. She is forced to leave her father's home because of her choice to give birth to the baby she is carrying. Apple runs away again, and is eventually taken under the wing of Father ... Written by
Sometimes you have to leave home to find your family.
Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material involving mistreatment, some drug content, violence and language - all concerning teens.
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29 October 2014 (France)
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Opening Weekend USA: $689,091,
26 January 2014, Limited Release
Gross USA: $1,359,563, 23 February 2014
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Did You Know?
To prepare for this film, director Ron Krauss lived for over a year in the Several Sources Shelter founded by Kathy DiFlore, and grew to know DiFiore, the shelter, and the two girls Apple Bailey is based on. The film was shot in the home of Kathy DiFiore and the original Several Sources Shelter See more
Agnes 'Apple' Bailey
I'm okay. I'm not scared. I'm okay. I can do this. I'm not scared.
You owe me!
Back off the cab, lady! Get away!
You aren't going nowhere. Honey, mommy loves you. You'll be back! You hear me? You need me!
Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)/Housetop Celebration
Written by Gene Autry
and Oakley Haldeman
Performed by Mariah Carey See more