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The Great Gilly Hopkins 

Unwanted foster child is bounced around the system as she looks for a home.

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Jeffrey Hayden
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Tricia Cast Tricia Cast ... Gilly Hopkins
Conchata Ferrell ... Mamie Trotter
Edith Atwater ... Mrs. Rutherford
Tyne Daly ... Catherine Ellis
Joel Fluellen Joel Fluellen
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Kari Ann Patterson Kari Ann Patterson ... Agnes Stokes
Ricky Slyter Ricky Slyter
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Unwanted foster child is bounced around the system as she looks for a home.

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 1981 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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18 September 2006 | by jinkilee9See all my reviews

Though only an hour long, this adaptation of Katherine Patterson's youth novel is rather entertaining. Jodie Foster, though doing her patented "troubled teen" role, runs the emotional gamut as a kid who tells lies to avoid facing reality. Her foster family (though not credited, Mrs. Trotter has a geeky little boy who serves as Gilly's punching bag/confidant) I have not seen this in a long time (not since Nickelodeon dropped their "Special Delivery" programming of old school favorites like "Really Rosie" and "The Electric Grandmother.) It is a little dated, and there is room for it to be remade (especially depending on the success of "The Bridge to Terabithia.")


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