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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 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 ... 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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Details

Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 December 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gabrysia: Opowiesc prawdziwa See more »

Filming Locations:

Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,162, 1 November 1987, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$125,400
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

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 »

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La Negra Petronia
Written by Policarpo Calle
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Better than "My Left Foot"
20 January 2001 | by jtur88See all my reviews

This film was released the same year as "My Left Foot"---and as so often happens, the Better film gets ignored and the inferior wins the Oscars. This is a genuinely quality performance by every member of the cast, and it deals with the same subject matter as MLF: a child who grows up with a mental gift, a disabled body, and all the tugged heartstrings that are essential to the cinema. Rachel Levin plays the Day-Lewis part even more convincingly, and Norma Aleandro is never less than superb.


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