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Gracie's Choice (2004)

TV-PG | | Drama | TV Movie 12 January 2004
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A teenage girl tries to raise her three half-brothers and one half-sister on her own after their drug-addicted mother is sent to jail.

Director:

Peter Werner

Writers:

Rena Dictor Le Blanc (based in part on "Reader's Digest" article) (as Rena Dictor LeBlanc), Joyce Eliason (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristen Bell ... Gracie Thompson
Diane Ladd ... Louela Lawson
Shedrack Anderson III ... Tommy (as Shedrack Anderson)
Anne Heche ... Rowena Lawson
Roberta Maxwell ... Judge
Kristin Fairlie ... Rose Carlton
Brian Akins Brian Akins ... Ryan Walker
David Gibson McLean David Gibson McLean ... Jonny Blicker (as David McLean)
Jack Armstrong Jack Armstrong ... Robbie Locascio
Robert Seeliger ... Ray
Sandra Caldwell Sandra Caldwell ... Mrs. Thurston
Diego Matamoros Diego Matamoros ... Bob Bessey
Jackie Torrens Jackie Torrens ... Sandy Jacobs
Roger Dunn ... Paul Gottfredson
Cecil Wright ... Mr. Hines
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Storyline

Anne Heche plays an abusive mother to Gracie, played by Kristen Bell. Gracie has always taken care of her three younger brothers and one sister. When her mother's drug and alcohol use goes too far, Gracie decides to take on the official role of mother to her brothers. Written by roxie blues

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A story of love See more »

Genres:

Drama

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gracie's Choice See more »

Filming Locations:

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

In the scene at the house where the family meets after the grandmother's funeral, Gracie pulls a cigarette out of Rose's hand as they watch their mother play with their brothers. In the following scene showing the mother playing with the brothers, Rose has the cigarette back in her hand. The scene flashes back to Rose and Gracie, where Rose is now holding Gracie's hand with the hand she was holding the cigarette. See more »

Quotes

English Teacher: [Gracie is reading aloud from Romeo and Juliet and is having a hard time pronouncing] Stop! Where's your emotion? Haven't you ever heard of Romeo and Juliet?
Gracie Thompson: [trying not to sound naive] I know what a Romeo is.
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Featured in The 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (2004) See more »

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Wonderful
23 January 2004 | by jay_sam_splitSee all my reviews

I thought this was the best movie Lifetime has made in quite awhile. I was glued to the TV the whole time it was one. It is such a heart warming and true story. It touched my heart. Kristen Bell did a wonderful job. She brought a lot of emotion to the role. I felt for the family it involved and was so happy with it's conclusion.


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