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The Brooke Ellison Story (2004)

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Rendered a quadriplegic since a child from a near-fatal neck injury, a young girl fights against all odds to succeed in life from grade school to her acceptance into college under the assistance of her loyal and dedicated mother.

Director:

Christopher Reeve

Writers:

Brooke Ellison (book), Jean Ellison (book) | 1 more credit »
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3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio ... Jean Ellison
John Slattery ... Ed Ellison
Lacey Chabert ... Brooke Ellison
Vanessa Marano ... Young Brooke Ellison
Jenson Goins Jenson Goins ... Young Kysten Ellison
Devon Gearhart ... Young Reed Ellison
Lauren Barrett ... Older Kysten Ellison
Ryan P. Hudson Ryan P. Hudson ... Reed Ellison (as Ryan Hudson)
Luke Flynn ... Jan Djilas
Terrence Gibney Terrence Gibney ... Mr. Barnes (as Terence Gibney)
Sabah ... Cara
Jerry Lee Leighton Jerry Lee Leighton ... Mr. Linski
Ramona Tyler Ramona Tyler ... Bobbi (as Ramona Tyler)
Melinda Walsh Melinda Walsh ... Barbara
Judy Leavell Judy Leavell ... Muriel
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Rendered a quadriplegic since a child from a near-fatal neck injury, a young girl fights against all odds to succeed in life from grade school to her acceptance into college under the assistance of her loyal and dedicated mother.

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Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements and language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

A&E

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A História de Brooke Ellison See more »

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The movie was filmed at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA which fills in for film's supposed setting, Harvard University. See more »

Goofs

Early in the movie, Brook is wearing what is called a "Halo". It's used to keep the patient's head still with screws put into the skull. Brook turns her head while wearing one to look at her father. This would be impossible with a real one with real screws. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Heart of a Hero: A Tribute to Christopher Reeve (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

It's Gonna Be Okay
Performed by Theresa Andersson
Written by Anders Osborne and Joshua Ragsdale
Courtesy of Basin Street Records
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Brooke Ellison Story
6 September 2016 | by libbys-60575See all my reviews

I have which the movie and I was upset about Brooke. I would which the movie over and over again. I will say to my Friends about this movie. The movie was so good that I want to get the DVD out it is that good of movie. I will Rate this movie 10 out of 10 it was that good.I was which the movie all morning and I was at school when I was which the movie. I would which the movie when I am in bed at home and I will say to my mum ,dad, my sister and my Friends too. I got a relay under standing of this movie and I will keep on which it. I can not say much more I am blowhen a way about this movie I loved the movie so much I do not no what to say. I loved it so MUCH


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