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October Baby (2011)

PG-13 | | Drama | 12 April 2013 (Spain)
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A college freshman's world is rocked when she learns she is the adopted survivor of a failed abortion.

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Andrew Erwin, Jon Erwin
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rachel Hendrix ... Hannah
Jason Burkey ... Jason
John Schneider ... Jacob
Jennifer Price ... Grace
Colleen Trusler ... Alanna
James Austin Johnson James Austin Johnson ... Truman (as Austin Johnson)
Amisho Lewis Amisho Lewis ... Drama Coach
Mary Tolley Mary Tolley ... Julia Armen (as Mary Wheeler)
Corey Winston ... Hospital Attendant (as Cory Winston)
Lance E. Nichols ... Dr. Stewart (as Lance Nichols)
Rhett Hendrix Rhett Hendrix ... Library Guy
Chris Sligh ... Bmac
Joy Brunson ... Danielle
Diego Montiel Diego Montiel ... Diego
Robert Amaya ... Beach Cop
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Storyline

As the curtain rises, Hannah hesitantly steps onto the stage for her theatrical debut in college. Yet before she can utter her first lines, Hannah-unscripted-collapses in front of the stunned audience. After countless medical tests, all signs point to one underlying factor: Hannah's difficult birth. This revelation is nothing compared to what she then learns from her parents: she was actually adopted ... after a failed abortion attempt. Bewildered, angered, and confused, Hannah turns for support to Jason, her long-time friend. Encouraged by his adventurous spirit, Hannah joins his group of friends on a Spring Break road trip, embarking on a journey to discover her hidden past ... and find hope for her unknown future. In the midst of her incredible journey, Hannah learns that every life is beautiful. Written by Jon Erwin

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Every Life Is Beautiful

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 2013 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Bebê de Outubro See more »

Filming Locations:

Helena, Alabama, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$102,096, 30 October 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,355,847, 10 June 2012
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Gravitas,Provident Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (HD)
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The abortion that Hannah and her brother survived is based on a 1991 case in New York City, in which Dr. Abu Hayat removed the arm from a fetus, then sent the mother home with instructions to return the next day to have the procedure completed. The mother went into labor and delivered her living, maimed infant in a hospital. See more »

Goofs

When Jason is packing his clothes in the hotel before leaving New Orleans, he is speaking to Alanna, and the same shot is shown twice of him picking up a pile of clothes that includes a red, gray and white striped shirt. He picks the pile up, puts it in his bag, another angle is shown and then he is shown picking up the exact same pile from the same spot and putting it in his bag again. See more »

Quotes

Hannah: I feel dead inside.
Hannah: No something worse than death.
Hannah: I am still a child, a child trying to find a place on this world.
Hannah: I have so many unanswered questions, questions I feel but can't even begin to speak because there are no words to express them.
Hannah: Something is missing.
Hannah: Why do I feel unwanted?
Hannah: Why do I feel I have no right to exist?
Hannah: Why do I spend more time wanting to end my life than live it?
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Crazy Credits

Over the closing credits, actress Shari Rigby (who played birth mother Cindy Hastings) shared the trauma she felt after aborting her child, not unlike the way her character behaved, and how she finally felt God's forgiveness while playing this role. See more »


Soundtracks

Hesitate
Written by Steve Moekler and Adam Richman
Performed by Steve Moekler
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A Powerful Movie
25 February 2012 | by dsteward-302-729571See all my reviews

I saw October Baby a couple of days ago, and this is a powerful movie that shows how God can bring beauty from our most painful experiences. I was concerned how the film would portray this difficult, sensitive and polarizing issue, but it was well-balanced and exhibited compassion for every character. I found myself completely caught up in the story and never got the feeling that the movie was dragging. I have a 14-year-old daughter and would not hesitate to let her see this movie; however, I believe the subject matter is a little strong for children under 13. If you are looking for a movie that honors God and his power to redeem and heal,this is a must see.


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