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Gimme Shelter (2013)

PG-13 | | Drama | 29 October 2014 (France)
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A pregnant teenager flees her abusive mother in search of her father, only to be rejected by her stepmother and forced to survive on the streets until a compassionate stranger offers a hopeful alternative.

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Ron Krauss

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Ron Krauss
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Cast

Credited cast:
Brendan Fraser ... Tom Fitzpatrick
Rosario Dawson ... June Bailey
James Earl Jones ... Frank McCarthy
Vanessa Hudgens ... Agnes 'Apple' Bailey
Emily Meade ... Cassandra
Stephanie Szostak ... Joanna Fitzpatrick
Dascha Polanco ... Carmel
Ann Dowd ... Kathy
Tashiana Washington ... Destiny / Princess
Candace Smith ... Marie Abeanni
Eddie Schweighardt ... Dustin
Peter Epstein ... Taxi driver
Rufus Dorsey ... Philly
Sheila Tapia ... Officer Ganz
Andrea Cirie ... Clinic Nurse
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Storyline

16 year old street-wise Apple (Vanessa Hudgens) has never had an easy life. Her mother, June Bailey (Rosario Dawson), is an addict and prostitute, is verbally and physically abusive, and is grooming her daughter to follow in her footsteps. Apple knows the streets, alleys and motels like the back of her hand but wants more from her life. She possesses a tenacious, tough, indomitable spirit, and will not surrender to fate. Apple runs away from her mother and tracks down her father whom she has never known, as he was only 19 when he got Apple's mother pregnant. Apple begs her now Wall Street Broker father, Tom Fitzpatrick (Brendan Fraser), to take her in. In the few days under her father's care, she learns she's become pregnant by a kid from the streets she met on the train, who now wants nothing to do with her. She is forced to leave her father's home because of her choice to give birth to the baby she is carrying. Apple runs away again, and is eventually taken under the wing of Father ... Written by MAriyah

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Sometimes you have to leave home to find your family.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material involving mistreatment, some drug content, violence and language - all concerning teens. | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 October 2014 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Protège-moi See more »

Filming Locations:

Passaic, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$689,070, 26 January 2014

Gross USA:

$1,359,910

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,362,018
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Trivia

Vanessa hudgens had to chop her long hair into a pixie for this role. See more »

Quotes

Agnes 'Apple' Bailey: I'm okay. I'm not scared. I'm okay. I can do this. I'm not scared.
June Bailey: You owe me!
Taxi driver: Back off the cab, lady! Get away!
June Bailey: You aren't going nowhere. Honey, mommy loves you. You'll be back! You hear me? You need me!
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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.62 (2014) See more »

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The Prayer
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Performed by Céline Dion
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Vanessa Hudgens goes for an Oscar, the breath taking life story of Gimme Shelter
29 November 2013 | by gioprete79See all my reviews

Gimme Shelter is a touching and moving film, so inspirational that I think people will want to buy more and more tickets to see it. Even though a low budget film, Vanessa Hudgens is stunning on her performance as Apple. She proves that she has completely left her amateur puppy Disney HSM acting and moved on to bigger future roles that will certainly give her a lot of career options, maybe an Oscar too. And why not? In Gimme Shelter, Vanessa Hudgens, as an actress, portrays all the emotions and characteristics that the Academy of Arts want to see. I wont be surprised if I see Hudgens taking at least a nomination for her stunning, breath taking performance. Gimme shelter, in general, is an indie film that captures all the phases of a difficult life in the streets of a city. Maybe a little bit of 8 Mile or Precious, Gimme shelter reminds a bit of these films, but the motion picture still keeps its originality of story and of course performances.


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