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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.

Director:

Ron Krauss

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

To prepare for this film, director Ron Krauss lived for over a year in the Several Sources Shelter founded by Kathy DiFlore, and grew to know DiFiore, the shelter, and the two girls Apple Bailey is based on. The film was shot in the home of Kathy DiFiore and the original Several Sources Shelter See more »

Quotes

Agnes 'Apple' Bailey: It's crazy how you can go and live with strangers and feel like a family.
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Featured in Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.18 (2014) See more »

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Anyway
Written by Carter Mangan Jr. & Kevin Bennett Jr.
Performed by Young Bonez [aka Kevin Bennett Jr.]
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A good and powerful movie with a career making performance by Vanessa Hudgens. I give this a B.
28 April 2014 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

"Maybe you're exactly where you need to be." Apple (Hudgens) is a pregnant teenager who escapes her abusive mother (Dawson) and goes to New Jersey in search of her father. After she finds him things don't go as planned. Neither him or his wife think Apple should have the baby so they bring her to a clinic. Knowing that isn't what she wants Apple runs from there and winds up homeless living on the streets and out of garbage until she is taken to a shelter for young pregnant women. Finding that place changes her entire life. After watching the trailer for this I thought I was prepared for how heavy the movie was gonna be. I wasn't. The movie is hard to watch in some parts and knowing that this is based on a true story makes it that much more powerful. The best part and the reason to watch though is Vanessa Hudgens. She so inhabits this character that you forget it's her. She is in a movie with Rosario Dawson, Brendan Fraser and James Earl Jones and they all struggle to keep up with her. The movie does have the feel of Precious and movies like that so it's not one you can watch over and over but it should be viewed at least once if for no other reason then to see Vanessa Hudgens' performance. Overall, a good and powerful movie with a career making performance by Vanessa Hudgens. I give this a B.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 October 2014 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Gimme Shelter See more »

Filming Locations:

Passaic, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$689,070, 26 January 2014

Gross USA:

$1,359,910

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,362,018
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