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Gimme Shelter (2013)

PG-13 | | Drama | 29 October 2014 (France)
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A pregnant teenager flees her abusive mother in search of her father, only to be rejected by her stepmother and forced to survive on the streets until a compassionate stranger offers a hopeful alternative.


Ron Krauss


Ron Krauss
2 wins. See more awards »





Credited cast:
Rosario Dawson ... June Bailey
Brendan Fraser ... Tom Fitzpatrick
Vanessa Hudgens ... Agnes 'Apple' Bailey
James Earl Jones ... Frank McCarthy
Stephanie Szostak ... Joanna Fitzpatrick
Ann Dowd ... Kathy
Emily Meade ... Cassandra
Dascha Polanco ... Carmel
Candace Smith ... Marie Abeanni
Eddie Schweighardt ... Dustin
Tashiana Washington ... Destiny / Princess
Sheila Tapia ... Officer Ganz
Peter Epstein ... Taxi driver
Karina Bonnefil ... Maternity Nurse
Hector Lincoln ... June's Boyfriend


16 year old street-wise Apple (Vanessa Hudgens) has never had an easy life. Her mother, June Bailey (Rosario Dawson), is an addict and prostitute, is verbally and physically abusive, and is grooming her daughter to follow in her footsteps. Apple knows the streets, alleys and motels like the back of her hand but wants more from her life. She possesses a tenacious, tough, indomitable spirit, and will not surrender to fate. Apple runs away from her mother and tracks down her father whom she has never known, as he was only 19 when he got Apple's mother pregnant. Apple begs her now Wall Street Broker father, Tom Fitzpatrick (Brendan Fraser), to take her in. In the few days under her father's care, she learns she's become pregnant by a kid from the streets she met on the train, who now wants nothing to do with her. She is forced to leave her father's home because of her choice to give birth to the baby she is carrying. Apple runs away again, and is eventually taken under the wing of Father ... Written by MAriyah

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Sometimes you have to leave home to find your family.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material involving mistreatment, some drug content, violence and language - all concerning teens. | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 October 2014 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Protège-moi See more »

Filming Locations:

Passaic, New Jersey, USA See more »


Box Office


$3,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$689,091, 26 January 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,359,563, 23 February 2014
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Did You Know?


AJ Michalka auditioned for the role of Agnes "Apple" Bailey. See more »


Agnes 'Apple' Bailey: It's crazy how you can go and live with strangers and feel like a family.
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Powerful and emotional journey of faith and hope.
1 February 2014 | by demetriocoffmanSee all my reviews

Not very often does a movie come out that is as powerful and emotional as this one. This movie reveals the pain, confusion,hopelessness and true brute reality many teens and young women live out today. But also there are organizations with the compassion from the victims to help each other survive the ordeal. The movie reveals that showing the mother a photo of the child in the womb and hearing the heartbeat can help the mother understand that life is important and any cost. This has great acting and is not to be confused with some low budget production. But the showing all angles of the family perspective is very important to understand the whole situation. Showing both parents, new children and wife in the Fathers life. Wanting more government assistance in the abusive mothers life and her physical abuse is also displayed. Don't be afraid to see this truth of life, learn and help out the situation.

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