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Still shot from the movie: The Brooke Ellison Story.

The Brooke Ellison Story

Based on a true story, this movie chronicles ten years in the life of Brooke Ellison (Vanessa Marano/ Lacey Chabert), who suffered a spinal cord injury as a child that left her paralyzed from the neck down. Rising above her disability, she pursues her dreams of a university education. This made-for-TV movie was the last project undertaken by actor/ director Christopher Reeve (who was also left in a quadriplegic state after a devastating accident). Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A
Violence: B
Sexual Content: A-
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Run Time: 120
Theater Release:
Video Release: 23 May 2005
MPAA Rating: PG
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Brooke and Jean Ellison published their story in a book called, Miracles Happen. To find out more about them and what they are doing now, visit Brooke’s home page at: http://www.brookeellison.com/

Actor / director Christopher Reeve worked tirelessly as an advocate for spinal cord injury treatment and research (including the controversial practice of stem-cell research). He also established The Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation.
At his death, CNN published this biography: http://edition.cnn.com/2004/SHOWBIZ/Movies/10/11/obit.reeve/

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