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October Baby (2011)

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A college freshman's world is rocked when she learns she is the adopted survivor of an attempted foeticide.

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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
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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 oldest 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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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Inspired by the true story of Gianna Jessen, who survived a saline abortion in California in 1977. See more »

Goofs

When Jason is packing his clothes in the hotel before leaving New Orleans, he is speaking to Alana, 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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Make It Without You
Written by Andrew Belle
Performed by Andrew Belle
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Excellent film--moving and humorous--exceeded all expectations
30 October 2011 | by (birmingham, AL) – See all my reviews

This is an emotionally moving film that is entertaining for all ages. As the mother of three adopted children,I think this film is a must-see for all that want to understand more about the heart-ripping journey that all adopted children must take as they come to terms with being rejected by one family and wanted by another. It is subtle in its Christian message, but strong with the theme of unconditional love and forgiveness. The acting, directing, and producing is SUPERB, and it does not look like a film that skimped on budget in any of these areas. There was not a "dry eye in the house" because all ages were touched by this hurting teenager searching for meaning to her life. We have all been there. Please encourage others to see this movie so that it will be shown in more theaters across the country. THIS is the kind of movie that America is longing for.


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