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Gimme Shelter (2013)

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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

Writer:

Ron Krauss
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Cast

Credited cast:
Brendan Fraser ... Tom Fitzpatrick
Rosario Dawson ... June Bailey
Ann Dowd ... Kathy
Vanessa Hudgens ... Agnes 'Apple' Bailey
Stephanie Szostak ... Joanna Fitzpatrick
James Earl Jones ... Frank McCarthy
Emily Meade ... Cassandra
Dascha Polanco ... Carmel
Tashiana Washington ... Destiny / Princess
Candace Smith ... Marie Abeanni
Eddie Schweighardt Eddie Schweighardt ... Dustin
Peter Epstein ... Taxi driver
Hector Lincoln ... June's Boyfriend
Ralph Rodriguez ... Church Attendee
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:

$3,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$689,091, 26 January 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,359,563, 23 February 2014
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Color
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Trivia

To get ready for this role Vanessa Hudgens actually lived in a real shelter for two weeks See more »

Quotes

June Bailey: You don't know what I ever wanted out of life. Look at me now. I deserve a second chance.
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Connections

Referenced in On Cinema: 'I, Frankenstein and 'Gimme Shelter' (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

George Jeffersons
Written by Chaz Wheeler, Dennis P Coronel, Kahallie L. Oden, Wesley Paul Ivazes
Performed by Mean Doe Green featuring C-Plus
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Pleasantly Surprising Under the Radar Flick
31 January 2014 | by chris-alvarez90See all my reviews

I just saw this with my girlfriend and I was definitely surprised. Didn't expect that out of Vanessa Hudgens. She had me invested in her within minutes. Great performances, great story. Very uplifting and emotional while touching on many societal issues. Refreshing to see there are still films out there that are grounded by real life tragedies that happen in our country every day and being brought to the attention of the people. I was very impressed at what what attempted and achieved with this movie. Didn't feel forced or self-indulgent. It really seemed like the film makers were truly trying to bring to light the stories of woman that go through situations similar to Apple's. And I also read somewhere that they had real women from shelters acting in the film. I personally just think that's so awesome to have people that have struggled in those circumstances be able to come in and help with the story being told. My hats off to the makers of Gimme Shelter. Definitely worth checking out


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