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My Sister's Keeper (2002)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 27 January 2002
Two sisters take a journey of discovery and reconciliation based on the memoirs of Margaret Moorman. Christine has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and must rely on others for support even... See full summary »

Director:

Ron Lagomarsino

Writers:

Susan Tarr (teleplay), Margaret Moorman (book)
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2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kathy Bates ... Christine Chapman
Elizabeth Perkins ... Judy Chapman
Clark Gregg ... Harvey
Kathleen Wilhoite ... Mona
Kimberly J. Brown ... Young Christine Chapman
Hallee Hirsh ... Young Judy Chapman
Lynn Redgrave ... Helen Margaret Chapman
Ann Cusack ... Grace (as Ann Cusak)
Nicole Sullivan ... Alissa
Tony Amendola ... Dr. Bartonio
Dylan Kussman ... Leon
Alyson Reed ... Mother Superior
Jascha Washington ... Earl
Lily Knight Lily Knight ... Barbara
Geoffrey Rivas ... Jay
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Storyline

Two sisters take a journey of discovery and reconciliation based on the memoirs of Margaret Moorman. Christine has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and must rely on others for support even though she longs for an independent and ordinary life. When her mother dies, her sister Judy becomes responsible for her care. The two are left to face the struggles of finding common ground.

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Taglines:

Growing apart. Growing together. Sisters are forever.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: My Sister's Keeper (#51.3) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

The family name "Chapman" was inspired by the real last name of a good friend of the woman who Christine Chapman was based on. See more »

Connections

Edited into Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951) See more »

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An Outstanding Hallmark Production!
30 January 2002 | by GreenPhantomSee all my reviews

Is it surprising that Hallmark would put out anything less than excellent? And is it surprising that Kathy Bates would pull off another Oscar-Winning performance?

Kathy Bates stars as a woman diagnosed at age 16 with a schizo-effective disorder. Trying to go about a normal life is difficult for her. Elizabeth Perkins plays her younger sister, trying to lead a normal life but has always felt an obligation towards her sister. On top of this, Perkins' character finds that trying to carry on a romance is very difficult, in light of her sister's needs.

This is definitely a must-see movie! Then again, with Kathy Bates and Hallmark teamed together, how can one go wrong????


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