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Riding the Bus with My Sister (2005)

PG | | Drama | TV Movie 1 May 2005
A woman spends time with her developmental disabled sister after the death of their father.

Director:

Anjelica Huston

Writers:

Rachel Simon (book), Joyce Eliason (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rosie O'Donnell ... Beth Simon
Andie MacDowell ... Rachel Simon
Richard T. Jones ... Jesse
D.W. Moffett ... Rick
Roberta Maxwell ... Valerie
Peter Cockett Peter Cockett ... Sam
Tom Barnett ... Bobby
Jayne Eastwood ... Estella
Stephanie Morgenstern ... Olivia
Allegra Fulton ... Vera
Boyd Banks ... Henry
Shauna MacDonald ... Nona
Simon Reynolds ... Morris
Vijay Mehta ... Pradlip
Diane Bald Diane Bald ... Art Dealer
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Storyline

A woman spends time with her developmental disabled sister after the death of their father.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: Riding the Bus with My Sister (#54.3) See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

D.W. Moffett was living out of his car when he first received this role, but during filming he met someone that offered him a free lease and a key. When asked about other aspiring actors that are contemplating moving to LA, he said "try it out." See more »

Goofs

When Beth and Rachel are grocery shopping, there are cans of soda in the shopping cart. Cut to the next scene when Rachel puts groceries into her trunk, there were no soda cans in the cart and none were put in the trunk before Rachel shut it and got into the car. See more »

Quotes

Beth Simon: Hey Rachael, I put 7 red fishies inside of this can, do you think they can swim in cola? I sure hope so I would hate to drown them.
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Connections

Featured in Gilmore Girls: Always a Godmother, Never a God (2005) See more »

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Give the audience some credit....
2 September 2006 | by MarieGabrielleSee all my reviews

for intelligence. Tripe like this again falls into a category where a mediocre actor (O'Donnell), with money and too much fame, feels like doing something altruistic (a TV movie) and pretends to have one iota of medical knowledge or empathy (she was on several talk shows, discussing Asperger syndrome) and she even mis-pronounced it!.

Why, oh why do we in the US have to be subjected to this garbage?- In Europe, I do not see the TV being inundated with mediocre TV actors/talk show hosts. Actors seem to know their place, and concentrate on art, not media hype, curing cancer, or discussing mental illnesses (which they have no business doing).

I see I am not the only reviewer sick of this trend; Do not waste your valuable time or money on this film. It is not educational, is mere publicity fodder for O'Donnell to add another notch on her "social consciousness" belt. Enough already. 0/10.


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