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Gaby: A True Story (1987)

The life of Gaby Brimmer, a girl physically handicapped, who finally gets her goals of study and triumph.

Director:

Luis Mandoki

Writers:

Michael Love (as Michael James Love), Luis Mandoki (developer) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Liv Ullmann ... Sari
Norma Aleandro ... Florencia
Robert Loggia ... Michel
Rachel Chagall ... Gaby (as Rachel Levin)
Lawrence Monoson ... Fernando
Robert Beltran ... Luis
Beatriz Sheridan ... Fernando's Mother
Tony Goldwyn ... David
Danny De La Paz Danny De La Paz ... Carlos
Paulina Gómez Paulina Gómez ... Gaby - 3 Years Old
Enrique Lucero ... Minister of Education
Eduardo López Rojas Eduardo López Rojas ... Hector Bulle Goyri
Ana Ofelia Murguía Ana Ofelia Murguía ... Nurse at Brimmer House
Hugh Harleston Hugh Harleston ... University Professor
Carolyn Valero Carolyn Valero ... Teacher - Rehabilitation Center
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Storyline

The life of Gaby Brimmer, a girl physically handicapped, who finally gets her goals of study and triumph.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Rachel Chagall's film debut. See more »

Quotes

Gaby: How can I scream when I can't talk? How can I stop loving with the seed of a woman inside? God, if life is so many things that I am not, and never will be, give me the strength to be what I am.
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Connections

Featured in The 60th Annual Academy Awards (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Piano Concerto #4
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
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The only Hollywood movie to get Mexico City right
1 June 2006 | by richmx2See all my reviews

I'll defer to the first commentator on how well the film deals with CP, but one thing that impressed me was that -- with one or two minor details that I question (college students usually don't live alone, and certainly not in large apartments) -- this is the ONLY Hollywood film I've ever seen that captures Mexico City, and Mexico, as a normal place with its own quirks.

Really, though, the film is more about maid's nobility and heroism (after all, she had to go to school as an adult)which is slightly overlooked with an impressive Argentinian like Norma Leandro playing a Mexican "campasina".


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Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 December 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$125,400

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$125,400
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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