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October Baby (2011)

PG-13 | | Drama | 12 April 2013 (Spain)
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A college freshman's world is rocked when she learns she is the adopted survivor of a failed abortion.

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Hannah
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Jason
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Jacob
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Grace
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Alanna
James Austin Johnson ...
Truman (as Austin Johnson)
Amisho Lewis ...
Drama Coach
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Julia Armen (as Mary Wheeler)
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Hospital Attendant (as Cory Winston)
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Dr. Stewart (as Lance Nichols)
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Library Guy
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Bmac
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Danielle
Diego Montiel ...
Diego
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Beach Cop
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Storyline

As the curtain rises, Hannah hesitantly steps onto the stage for her theatrical debut in college. Yet before she can utter her first lines, Hannah-unscripted-collapses in front of the stunned audience. After countless medical tests, all signs point to one underlying factor: Hannah's difficult birth. This revelation is nothing compared to what she then learns from her parents: she was actually adopted ... after a failed abortion attempt. Bewildered, angered, and confused, Hannah turns for support to Jason, her long-time friend. Encouraged by his adventurous spirit, Hannah joins his group of friends on a Spring Break road trip, embarking on a journey to discover her hidden past ... and find hope for her unknown future. In the midst of her incredible journey, Hannah learns that every life is beautiful. Written by Jon Erwin

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Every Life Is Beautiful

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material | See all certifications »

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12 April 2013 (Spain)  »

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Bebê de Outubro  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$102,096 (USA) (28 October 2011)

Gross:

$5,355,847 (USA) (8 June 2012)
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Trivia

In the beginning, the doctor addresses Hannah as Anna, with the soft "o" sound and then Hannah, with the soft "o" sound. See more »

Goofs

When Jason is packing his clothes in the hotel before leaving New Orleans, he is speaking to Alanna, and the same shot is shown twice of him picking up a pile of clothes that includes a red, gray and white striped shirt. He picks the pile up, puts it in his bag, another angle is shown and then he is shown picking up the exact same pile from the same spot and putting it in his bag again. See more »

Quotes

Hannah: I feel dead inside.
Hannah: No something worse than death.
Hannah: I am still a child, a child trying to find a place on this world.
Hannah: I have so many unanswered questions, questions I feel but can't even begin to speak because there are no words to express them.
Hannah: Something is missing.
Hannah: Why do I feel unwanted?
Hannah: Why do I feel I have no right to exist?
Hannah: Why do I spend more time wanting to end my life than live it?
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Crazy Credits

Over the closing credits, actress Shari Rigby (who played birth mother Cindy Hastings) shared the trauma she felt after aborting her child, not unlike the way her character behaved, and how she finally felt God's forgiveness while playing this role. See more »

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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Moms' Night Out (2014) See more »

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When A Heart Breaks
Written by Ben Rector
Performed by Ben Rector
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What The....?
26 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Most faith-based funded "indie" movies I find are cheesy, a little preachy, and lacks flow. I find this movie to be an exception and it was thoroughly enjoyable to watch. I did find myself pre-judging the film, but Jasmine Guy's (the nurse) performance is superb and convinced me otherwise along w/ the main character who also made it believable if not lovable. Making a movie is an Art and for such a string budget (it would be unfair to judge it w/ huge budgeted Hollywood films). Nevertheless, it's greatly crafted. As someone w/ a buddhist and confucian background, my outlook is a from a different angle favoring this movie in how it conveys the perpetual cycle of cause and effects. In this case, suffering and self-hatred in need of healing and forgiveness. The film is classy in a sense that it does not condemn or vilify the characters it contrast. It's not good guys vs. bad guys. With that said, no matter what beliefs one prescribes to, I hope viewers will not condemn the film's work w/ pre-conceived prejudices just because it challenges their ideas.


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