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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 ... Audrey Altman
Lesley Ewen ... Jennifer
Babs Chula ... Doctor (as Babz Chula)
Sharon Monsky Sharon Monsky ... Self
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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In three months, she'll hardly recognize her own face. In six months, she won't be able to use her hands. In a year, she'll need a miracle. But the disease that is so ravaging her body can never destroy her spirit. See more »

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In real life, Bob Saget has three daughters named: Aubrey, Lara and Jenny; in this film their names are: Audrey, Laura, Penny. See more »

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Fake Plastic Trees
Written by Jonny Greenwood, Colin Greenwood, Phil Selway, Thom Yorke and Ed O'Brien
Performed by Radiohead
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Bob Saget tells the story of his sister Gay (Hope in the movie) and her struggles with the disease Scleroderma
23 January 2005 | by tigressrojitaSee all my reviews

This was a very sad movie, but Scleroderma is a very sad disease. This movie shows an accurate portrayal of what Scleroderma can do to a person and while it can be scary, it can also make those who have health or even have a milder form of the disease realize how precious life is. I have had Scleroderma since I was a child and every time I watch this movie it makes me feel grateful that I am still alive as well as hope for the future and the possibility of finding a cure. I thank Bob Saget for telling his sister's story in this movie so as to inform others of this terrible disease. I also hope that this story will touch the hearts of those who see it and that information will be passed on so as to possibly help find a cure.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 1996 (USA) See more »

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Au-delà des maux See more »

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| (Encore-True Stories Library print)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

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1.33 : 1
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