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Ellen Foster

Ellen Foster

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Sunday, December 14, 1997 16.5 25 1
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  • Season: 1997-98
  • Network: CBS
  • Genre: Drama
  • Category: Movies
  • Subject Matter: Children/Teens, Family Violence
  • Based On: Ellen Foster written by Kaye Gibbons
  • Misc.: Based On Book/Play

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Plot Synopsis

Based on the book by Kaye Gibbons. In the 1960's a 10 year-old girl's existence with her alcoholic father is bearable only because of the love of her gentle mother. When her mom dies, the child finds herself shuffled among cruel and selfish relatives-including her venomous grandmother. Though it all she remains resilient, drawing strength from a few friendships and a boundless supply of hope.


Production Company:

  • Hallmark Prods.

Production Type:

  • Independent
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