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For Hope (1996)

The life and death of a young woman who suffered from scleroderma, and how she and her family coped.

Director:

Bob Saget

Writer:

Susan Rice
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dana Delany ... Hope Altman
Polly Bergen ... Molly Altman
Harold Gould ... David 'Dave' Altman
Tracy Nelson ... Annie Altman
Chris Demetral ... Alan Altman
Henry Czerny ... Ken Altman
Carly McKillip ... Laura Altman
Alexandra Purvis Alexandra Purvis ... Audrey Altman
Lesley Ewen ... Jennifer
Babs Chula ... Doctor (as Babz Chula)
Sharon Monsky Sharon Monsky ... Herself
Christine Willes ... Nurse Stark
Peter Kelamis ... Writer One
Mandy McKeen Mandy McKeen ... Writer Two
David Hurtubise David Hurtubise ... Executive Producer
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The life and death of a young woman who suffered from scleroderma, and how she and her family coped.

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A real life Terms of Endearment. See more »

Genres:

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Au-delà des maux See more »

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Runtime:

| (Encore-True Stories Library print)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The film is based on the actual experiences of the director Bob Saget, whose sister Gay died 2 years after the diagnosis of scleroderma. See more »

Soundtracks

Fake Plastic Trees
Written by Jonny Greenwood, Colin Greenwood, Phil Selway, Thom Yorke and Ed O'Brien
Performed by Radiohead
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This purpose of this movie was to raise awareness.
24 January 2003 | by stonefamilySee all my reviews

Just to clear something up, Bob Saget's point of this movie was not for it to be some fictional drama only to entertain it's viewers. His intention was to raise awareness of a very difficult and sad disease, called Scleroderma, that most people haven't even heard of but does effect more that several million people, that claimed the life of his sister. This movie is about her battle with that disease.

I was diagnosed with Scleroderma when I was 20 yrs old. It was a very difficult time in my life and everything changed. I have been living with this disease for 9 years, and it has claimed many of my organs. Now I can no longer have children. I hope people will watch this movie and have compassion for those who struggle with life-changing diseases and donate to it's research. Just maybe a cure could be found before long.


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