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Ambulance Girl (2005)

The story revolves around former food writer, Jane Stern, and how she conquered clinical depression after becoming a paramedic.

Director:

Kathy Bates

Writers:

Alan Hines (teleplay), Jane Stern (novel)
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kathy Bates ... Jane Stern
Robin Thomas ... Michael Stern
Gordon Pinsent ... Pete
Sean McCann ... EMT Boss
Wayne Best ... Ed
Kristina Nicoll ... Audrey
John Dunsworth ... Chief Vince Melmac
Nathalie Toriel Nathalie Toriel ... Dot
Jennifer Overton Jennifer Overton ... Hailey
Rhonda McLean ... Sarah
Marcia Kash Marcia Kash ... Myra Schlesinger
Michael Bach Michael Bach ... Nicky Rivers
Steve Boyle Steve Boyle ... Spencer the Physio
Dawn McKelvie Cyr Dawn McKelvie Cyr ... Clerk (as Dawn Cyr)
Mary-Colin Chisholm ... Sharon
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Storyline

The food writers Jane and Michael Stern have been married for thirty-three years, they love each other, but Jane is feeling insecure, depressed and with phobia, while Michael has been sober for three years. Jane decides to change her life getting her fears out of her head, and is encouraged by Michael to join the training of E.M.T. in the Grafton Volunteer Fire Department. Nobody believes in the clumsy Jane, but she concludes the training period and applies to the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians and gets her certificate. She begins to work to Grafton Volunteer Fire Department, affecting her personal life and the long relationship with Michael. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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f rated | based on novel | See All (2) »

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The life she saves may be her own. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Jane Stern, whose autobiographical book was the basis for this movie, was born "Jane Grossman" before marrying fellow food writer Michael Stern and changing her last name to "Stern." Robin Thomas, who plays Michael Stern in this movie, was born "Robin Thomas Grossman" before dropping the "Grossman" for professional reasons. See more »

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Featured in The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (2006) See more »

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Kathy Bates makes this very watchable
2 November 2014 | by juneebuggySee all my reviews

This was quite good, but Cathy Bates always is. She's funny and relatable here in a heartwarming and bittersweet story of a long term marriage going through some changes. Bates plays an anxiety ridden food writer who experiences a sort of mid life crises and decides to become an EMT despite her fear of (among other things) closed spaces -like the back of an ambulance.

Nobody including 'Jane' believes she'll make it through the training and her struggles provide the comic relief here. When Jane receives her certificate and joins the volunteer fire department it causes problems within her marriage and recently sober husband. This made for TYV movie is based on actual events and was also directed by Bates. 02.12.14


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 September 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Bordo de uma Ambulância See more »

Filming Locations:

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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Color
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