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Molly (1999)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | July 1999 (Norway)
A bachelor becomes the unwilling guardian of his autistic, intellectually disabled sister; then an experimental treatment works a dramatic change in her brain and his attitude.

Director:

John Duigan

Writer:

Richard Christie (as Dick Christie)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elisabeth Shue ... Molly McKay / Sister
Aaron Eckhart ... Buck McKay / Brother
Jill Hennessy ... Susan / Neurologist
Thomas Jane ... Sam / Patient at nursing home
D.W. Moffett ... Mark Cottrell / Buck's friend
Elizabeth Mitchell ... Beverly Trehare / Buck's friend
Robert Harper ... Dr. Simmons
Elaine Hendrix ... Jennifer / Buck's ex-girlfriend
Michael Paul Chan ... Domingo / Patient at nursing home
Lucy Liu ... Brenda / Buck's workmate
Jon Pennell Jon Pennell ... Gary McKay
Sarah Wynter ... Julie McKay
Lauren Richter Lauren Richter ... Molly McKay / 7 Years Old
Tanner Lee Prairie Tanner Lee Prairie ... Buck McKay / 8 Years Old (as Tanner Prairie)
Nicholas Pryor ... Dr. Prentice
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Storyline

A bachelor becomes the unwilling guardian of his autistic, intellectually disabled sister; then an experimental treatment works a dramatic change in her brain and his attitude.

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Taglines:

Innocence is bliss. See the world through her. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sex-related material and nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1999 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Rescue Me See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,683, 22 October 1999

Gross USA:

$15,593
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film premiered on major airline flights before being shown in cinemas. See more »

Alternate Versions

When the theatrical release was delayed, the airline version release date was left unchanged, so the movie actually premiered in the USA as an in-flight movie for the USWest airline several months before hitting theaters. Moreover, the airline version was 109 minutes long. The movie was subsequently cut to 89 minutes before the theatrical release, so the airline version includes footage not seen elsewhere. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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incredibly inspirational
23 June 2000 | by scoobydoo2000msSee all my reviews

"Molly" is a movie of epic inspiration. I was so amazed by the story it presented to the viewers. It not only has star power of Elisabeth Shue and Aaron Eckhart, but it also had a great supporting cast in Thomas Jane and Jill Hennessey.

One of the best things about "Molly" was the intelligent dialogue between everyone. This is a movie that delivers the message that it doesn't matter who the person is or what is wrong with them, they are still a human being and are deserving of respect and love.

I can relate with the title character and was glad to see that somebody made a film of this nature and succeeded in making the point in which it was trying to send viewers.

I was impressed with this flawless film from start to finish. Not only is "Molly" one of the most moving films I've seen but it will literally bring tears to viewers eyes because it is that special. I highly recommend this film. Viewers will not be disappointed by this film since it is that good.


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