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Gaby: A True Story (1987)

The life of Gaby Brimmer, a girl physically handicapped, who finally gets her goals of study and triumph.

Director:

Luis Mandoki

Writers:

Michael Love (as Michael James Love), Luis Mandoki (developer) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Liv Ullmann ... Sari
Norma Aleandro ... Florencia
Robert Loggia ... Michel
Rachel Chagall Rachel Chagall ... Gaby (as Rachel Levin)
Lawrence Monoson ... Fernando
Robert Beltran ... Luis
Beatriz Sheridan ... Fernando's Mother
Tony Goldwyn ... David
Danny De La Paz Danny De La Paz ... Carlos
Paulina Gómez Paulina Gómez ... Gaby - 3 Years Old
Enrique Lucero ... Minister of Education
Eduardo López Rojas Eduardo López Rojas ... Hector Bulle Goyri
Ana Ofelia Murguía Ana Ofelia Murguía ... Nurse at Brimmer House
Hugh Harleston Hugh Harleston ... University Professor
Carolyn Valero Carolyn Valero ... Teacher - Rehabilitation Center
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Storyline

The life of Gaby Brimmer, a girl physically handicapped, who finally gets her goals of study and triumph.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 December 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gaby See more »

Filming Locations:

Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$125,400

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$125,400
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Features Norma Aleandro's only Oscar nominated performance. See more »

Quotes

Gaby: How can I scream when I can't talk? How can I stop loving with the seed of a woman inside? God, if life is so many things that I am not, and never will be, give me the strength to be what I am.
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Connections

Featured in The 60th Annual Academy Awards (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Ay Te Dejo En San Antonio
Written by Santiago Jiménez
Performed by Los Lobos
Published by San Antonio Music Publishers, Inc.
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Better than "My Left Foot"
9 December 2007 | by tanukusSee all my reviews

As is often pointed out: the same theme, as in "my Left Foot", a life of handicapped person, Gabi. But I totally agree with jtur 88, this movie is better than "My Left Foot". The actors are superb. I would like to say, Everyone performs with conviction: Conviciton of not just performances, but of the way they see life. In "Gabi" there is nothing sentimental, nothing sensational, "No cheap pity for Gabi". This is the basic line of the movie. Because of this I was moved deeply and I would like to have this film at home, so that my daughter can watch it too. I wish, there would be more movies like "Gabi". A proof of conscience in the movie world. (Sorry for my restricted English ability)


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