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55 Steps (2017)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama | 3 May 2018 (Germany)
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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:
Hilary Swank ... Colette Hughes
Helena Bonham Carter ... Eleanor Riese
Jeffrey Tambor ... Mort Cohen
Vincent Riotta Vincent Riotta ... James Adams
Michael Culkin ... Judge Farelly
Tim Plester ... Robbie
Douglas Reith ... Judge Raymonf
Richard Riddell ... Arno
Johan Heldenbergh ... Robert
Jonathan Kerrigan ... Dr. Bardy
Richard Laing ... Ben Clandon
Doreen Mantle ... Eleanor's Mother
Anneika Rose ... Margie
Tim Ahern ... Radio Host
AnnaCorey ... Tiff - Jogger
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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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€7,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The story was first mentioned to Helena Bonham Carter 13 years ago, with Helena playing the role of Collette and Susan Sarandon playing Eleanor. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

hospital's lawyer: Tell me, when you were a nurse, you never gave drugs to patients without their informed consent?
Colette Hughes: No. Never. I always felt it was my primary responsibility to care for the patient, not manage them for my own convenience.
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Relationships, Communication, Compassion!
18 October 2018 | by patricia-beaurySee all my reviews

This movie is nothing less than a gem. What makes it so compelling is that although the issues are clearly and boldly presented, we never lose our connection to the individuals portrayed. The balance achieved is rare. Also, Eleanor and Colette are such different women, but the evolution of their relationship is believable and astutely rendered. Above all, how wonderful was it to see a story about generosity, compassion and high ideals?


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