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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

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

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

Colette Hughes: I first met Eleanor Riese as her lawyer, but soon - because Eleanor was Eleanor - Eleanor became my friend. And soon, because Eleanor was Eleanor, she became my protector, guardian, my worst critic, and my greatest support.
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An Important Movie with Tremendous Acting
15 October 2018 | by achicotelSee all my reviews

55 Steps tells the very important story of Eleanor Riese and her personal and legal struggle to gain control over her medical treatment and her life. Helena Bonham Carter is amazing as Eleanor. The movie is based on Eleanor's legal case and the efforts of her lawyers but is really about Eleanor's growing friendship with her lawyer Colette Hughes, played by Hilary Swank in a typically strong performance.


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