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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Cast overview, first billed only:
James Austin Johnson ...
Truman (as Austin Johnson)
Amisho Lewis ...
Drama Coach
Mary Tolley ...
Julia Armen (as Mary Wheeler)
Hospital Attendant (as Cory Winston)
Dr. Stewart (as Lance Nichols)
Rhett Hendrix ...
Library Guy
Diego Montiel ...
Beach Cop


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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12 April 2013 (Spain)  »

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Дитя октября  »

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


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

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The abortion that Hannah and her brother survived is based on a 1991 case in New York City, in which Dr. Abu Hayat removed the arm from a fetus, then sent the mother home with instructions to return the next day to have the procedure completed. The mother went into labor and delivered her living, maimed infant in a hospital. See more »


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 »


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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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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A road trip story with laughs and heart.
6 November 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I went in thinking this was going to be something of a "chick flick" only to find out it was much more fun and had way more depth than that categorization would normally imply. A coming of age road trip filled with laughter,soul searching and twists that will leave you cheering for all the best things in others and, in the end, you may even find out a little something about yourself. I would recommend this for anyone over ten years old and this makes a wonderful film for the whole family. I saw it on a limited release in Alabama but I understand it will be released again nationwide next spring; I'm definitely going to see it again then as well; it's THAT good!

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