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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 »

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Mike Robe
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Cast

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Ellen Burstyn ... Joan Thomas
Laura Dern ... Sister Pauline Quinn
LaTanya Richardson Jackson ... Melinda Donovan (as Latanya Richardson)
Maria Herrera 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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another inspirational movie that tugs you at the heart
30 June 2008 | by beeble_beeSee all my reviews

there are many underrated movies out there, and 'Within These Walls' is one of them. despite a previous comment about 'homophobia' and giving this film one star, this is a rather good movie to watch. a dramatic portrayal of the inside of a women's prison and the character transformations that occur through an inmate rehab program, that trains dogs to assist the handicapped.truly an inspirational movie about the power of a bond between animal and human and how it can have an impact on the human soul and spirit. it's a strong movie, based on the life of Pauline Quinn, a nun who came from an abusive past, who found hope and purpose through the love of a dog. the strength and determination of Sister Pauline Quinn and the success of the dog training program, helped turn some inmates' lives around, a great achievement.


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