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The Brooke Ellison Story (2004)

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Rendered a quadriplegic since a child from a near-fatal neck injury, a young girl fights against all odds to succeed in life from grade school to her acceptance into college under the assistance of her loyal and dedicated mother.

Director:

Christopher Reeve

Writers:

Brooke Ellison (book), Jean Ellison (book) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio ... Jean Ellison
John Slattery ... Ed Ellison
Lacey Chabert ... Brooke Ellison
Vanessa Marano ... Young Brooke Ellison
Jenson Goins Jenson Goins ... Young Kysten Ellison
Devon Gearhart ... Young Reed Ellison
Lauren Barrett ... Older Kysten Ellison
Ryan P. Hudson Ryan P. Hudson ... Reed Ellison (as Ryan Hudson)
Luke Flynn ... Jan Djilas
Terrence Gibney Terrence Gibney ... Mr. Barnes (as Terence Gibney)
Sabah ... Cara
Jerry Lee Leighton Jerry Lee Leighton ... Mr. Linski
Ramona Tyler Ramona Tyler ... Bobbi (as Ramona Tyler)
Melinda Walsh Melinda Walsh ... Barbara
Judy Leavell Judy Leavell ... Muriel
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Rendered a quadriplegic since a child from a near-fatal neck injury, a young girl fights against all odds to succeed in life from grade school to her acceptance into college under the assistance of her loyal and dedicated mother.

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Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements and language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

A&E

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A História de Brooke Ellison See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Christopher Reeve's final directing project. See more »

Goofs

Early in the movie, Brook is wearing what is called a "Halo". It's used to keep the patient's head still with screws put into the skull. Brook turns her head while wearing one to look at her father. This would be impossible with a real one with real screws. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Heart of a Hero: A Tribute to Christopher Reeve (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

It's Gonna Be Okay
Performed by Theresa Andersson
Written by Anders Osborne and Joshua Ragsdale
Courtesy of Basin Street Records
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A Very Moving Experience
25 October 2004 | by CampbellmncSee all my reviews

I just got finished watching the Brooke Ellison Story and I have been so touched at the courage that she has. At every obstacle that she faced, she conquered. I just wish that everyone would have the ambition and courage to do so much more.

It also showed how much parents will give up to make sure that their children are happy. Her whole family is full of support for Brooke.

I very good movie, directed by a terrific man, who will be greatly missed by many. Lacey played an excellent part, really made you feel what Brooke felt. I hope that everyone will watch this movie and learn something.


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