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55 Steps (2017)

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When patients' rights lawyer Colette Hughes goes to meet her new client, Eleanor Riese, a patient in the psychiatric unit of a San Francisco hospital, she has no idea that besides taking on... See full summary »

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Bille August

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Mark Bruce Rosin (as Mark Rosin)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Helena Bonham Carter ... Eleanor Riese
Hilary Swank ... Colette Hughes
Jeffrey Tambor ... Mort Cohen
Tim Plester ... Robbie
Richard Riddell ... Arno
Michael Culkin ... Judge Farelly
Johan Heldenbergh ... Robert
Vincent Riotta Vincent Riotta ... James Adams
Anneika Rose ... Margie
Jonathan Kerrigan ... Dr. Bardy
Tim Ahern ... Radio Host
Daniel Steiner ... Mr. Grainger
AnnaCorey ... Tiff - Jogger
Steve Warky Nunez ... Pedestrian
Richard Laing ... Ben Clandon
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When patients' rights lawyer Colette Hughes goes to meet her new client, Eleanor Riese, a patient in the psychiatric unit of a San Francisco hospital, she has no idea that besides taking on an uphill legal battle to improve treatment for mental patients in hospitals, she is meeting a woman who will make it her mission to transform Colette's workaholic life.

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Biography | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements/disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Country:

Germany | Belgium

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 2018 (Germany) See more »

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Eleanor and Colett See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA See more »

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Vera Farmiga was originally cast as Colette Hughes before dropping out. Hilary Swank replaced her. See more »

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Movie is set in 80's. During one scene, jogger is running through park with Pistons #33 Jersey., which was Grant Hill's Jersey. Grant Hill didn't start playing though until 1994. See more »

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Its roles like these that win Oscars
21 September 2017 | by michaeljtrubicSee all my reviews

Larger than life characters like this one are what talented actors are on the lookout for.

Helena Bonham Carter hit it out of the park with this.

One of two excellent films about mental illness at 2017 Tiff.

Very moving story and well defined characters.

Sadly, based on a story that is unfortunately very much true.

We were very fortunate to have the cast and real life personalities at my screening for an extensive Q&A - thanks to all for coming.

Particularly hopeful was learning that the central characters are still engaged in improving the quality of life for older people living in retirement and old-age institutions.


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