Ellen Foster Movie Review 1997

Information and Film Reviews for Ellen Foster the Movie

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Coming-of-age TV drama concerns 10-year-old Ellen (Malone), who lives with her abusive, drunken dad (Levine) and her gentle mom (O'Connor). After mom dies, Ellen is shuffled between uncaring relatives, including a nasty grandma, Leonora (Harris), while trying to draw strength from the few friends and teachers who do care about her. Based on the book by Kaye Gibbons.


Hallmark Home Entertainment, 6100 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1400, Los Angeles, CA 90048, Phone: (213)634-3000, Fax: (213)549-3760, Remarks: Lainie Handelman, Mktg.

Available on VHS
Running time 97 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Hallmark Hall of Fame, Childhood Visions, Family Ties, Child Abuse, Coming of Age
Maria Nation, William Hanley
Jena Malone, Julie Harris, Ted Levine, Glynnis O'Connor, Debra Monk, Barbara Garrick, Kate Burton, Zeljko Ivanek, Lynne Moody, Bill Nunn, Amanda Peet, Allison Jones, Timothy Olyphant
Brian West
John Erman
John Morris
John Erman, Richard Welsh, Hallmark Hall of Fame

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