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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

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 ... 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

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Sometimes you have to leave home to find your family.

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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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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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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 »

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Agnes 'Apple' Bailey: When I was eight, I was taken away from my mother when she was arrested for drugs. By the time I was 12, I was in my 10th foster home... I was too scared to even open up my own mouth. I ran away. I went to try to find my mother and try to stay with her for a while. Things got real bad and I had to go and all that time, that letter was the only thing I ever got from you. Now I'm just asking you for a little time because I am done being passed off as someone's case number. I want out of the ...
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Gimme Shelter is an excellent movie
30 January 2014 | by guraslifeSee all my reviews

My husband and I went to see Gimme Shelter on opening night. We are happy to say it was more than we were hoping for in the telling of this true story. Through so much hardship, sadness and pain, the beautiful young lady inside Agnes (Apple) emerges when love, respect and hope are offered to her. The performance by Vanessa was outstanding! I didn't know who she was before seeing the movie. The movie drew us right into it! We wanted to reach out and help her! We really like James Earl Jones and were glad to see him play the role of the Catholic priest. We are recommending this movie to everyone we know and plan to go back and see it again as well as buy it on DVD! Thanks to the producer of this excellent movie and to the theaters that are showing it around the country!


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