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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 »

Director:

Bille August

Writer:

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
Michael Culkin ... Judge Farelly
Jonathan Kerrigan ... Dr. Bardy
Tim Plester ... Robbie
Richard Riddell ... Arno
Douglas Reith ... Judge Raymonf
Doreen Mantle ... Eleanor's Mother
Vincent Riotta Vincent Riotta ... James Adams
Anneika Rose ... Margie
Johan Heldenbergh ... Robert
Kathleen Renish ... Female Attendant #2
Tim Ahern ... Radio Host
Alexandra Neary Alexandra Neary ... Patient
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Storyline

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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 »

Also Known As:

Eleanor and Colett See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

EUR7,500,000 (estimated)
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Color
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Trivia

Eleanor Riese died on April 6, 1991, of a kidney infection resulting from the side effects of antipsychotic medication. She was 47 years old. 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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Oh hello, helena bonham carter! Says, The Oscars...
21 October 2018 | by sammybuzz-45443See all my reviews

When I saw this movie, I didn't have an idea as to what to expect. I clicked it because I saw HBC plus, Hillary Swank... I mean come on, those 2? Who wouldn't be interested in a movie that has them as the lead stars... Ok so, Helena gave an award-worthy acting on this movie. She was impeccable! I couldn't say much about hillary because her acting here is just ok, her role didn't really bring out the best of her acting ability. All in all, you should see this film because of the powerful message it wants to convey! I highly recommend this.


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