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Molly (1999)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | July 1999 (Norway)
A bachelor becomes the unwilling guardian of his autistic, intellectually disabled sister; then an experimental treatment works a dramatic change in her brain and his attitude.

Director:

John Duigan

Writer:

Richard Christie (as Dick Christie)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elisabeth Shue ... Molly McKay / Sister
Aaron Eckhart ... Buck McKay / Brother
Jill Hennessy ... Susan / Neurologist
Thomas Jane ... Sam / Patient at nursing home
D.W. Moffett ... Mark Cottrell / Buck's friend
Elizabeth Mitchell ... Beverly Trehare / Buck's friend
Robert Harper ... Dr. Simmons
Elaine Hendrix ... Jennifer / Buck's ex-girlfriend
Michael Paul Chan ... Domingo / Patient at nursing home
Lucy Liu ... Brenda / Buck's workmate
Jon Pennell Jon Pennell ... Gary McKay
Sarah Wynter ... Julie McKay
Lauren Richter Lauren Richter ... Molly McKay / 7 Years Old
Tanner Lee Prairie Tanner Lee Prairie ... Buck McKay / 8 Years Old (as Tanner Prairie)
Nicholas Pryor ... Dr. Prentice
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Storyline

A bachelor becomes the unwilling guardian of his autistic, intellectually disabled sister; then an experimental treatment works a dramatic change in her brain and his attitude.

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Taglines:

She was a child of 3, a woman of 28 and a miracle waiting to happen! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sex-related material and nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1999 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Rescue Me See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,683, 22 October 1999

Gross USA:

$15,593, 31 October 1999
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film premiered on major airline flights before being shown in cinemas. See more »

Alternate Versions

When the theatrical release was delayed, the airline version release date was left unchanged, so the movie actually premiered in the USA as an in-flight movie for the USWest airline several months before hitting theaters. Moreover, the airline version was 109 minutes long. The movie was subsequently cut to 89 minutes before the theatrical release, so the airline version includes footage not seen elsewhere. See more »

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Features The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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15 April 2000 | by MuteMaeSee all my reviews

Loosely cribbed from Daniel Keyes' novel "Flowers for Algernon" this moist tale follows experimental surgery subject, Molly who overcomes autism only to regress as the procedure's effects fade. We're supposed to realize that, the mentally disabled are people to - and have something to teach us. But this ham fisted tale ends up communicating a less profound message more along the lines of - some of them like to obsessively line up shoes.


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