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Within These Walls (2001)

Imprisoned after a drug arrest and bitter from a life marred by tragedy, Joan Thomas wants nothing to do with the world around her. But when a nun with a tragic past invites Joan to ... See full summary »

Director:

Mike Robe
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1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Ellen Burstyn ... Joan Thomas
Laura Dern ... Sister Pauline Quinn
LaTanya Richardson Jackson ... Melinda Donovan (as Latanya Richardson)
Maria Herrera ... Leda Cervantes
Lucinda Davis ... Eliza
Karen Glave
Lynne Adams Lynne Adams
Tony Calabretta ... Kelly
Kristin Fairlie ... Emily
Eve Crawford Eve Crawford ... Sister Katherine
Marium Carvell ... Eliza's Mother
Walter Alza ... Tito
Alison Darcy Alison Darcy ... Miranda
Danette Mackay Danette Mackay ... Emily's Mother (as Danette MacKay)
Tim Progosh ... Emily's Father
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Imprisoned after a drug arrest and bitter from a life marred by tragedy, Joan Thomas wants nothing to do with the world around her. But when a nun with a tragic past invites Joan to participate in an inmate rehabilitation program-training dogs to care for the handicapped-she experiences the freeing power of unconditional love for the first time. Based on the story of Sister Pauline Quinn. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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Hope lives in unlikely places.

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Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 August 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La dernière chance See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color
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As a film OK, but as near the truth of the real facts very poor.
21 August 2001 | by budbergSee all my reviews

Could have been a better film if they had stayed with fact. The real story of these women is interesting, dramatic, and stories the disabled who received the dogs would make for a more human film. Professionals trained the inmates even though Sister Pauline's efforts made a difference.


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