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Footprints in the Snow (2005)

Paralysed from the waist down after a car crash, Julie Hill struggles to get used to her disability and to save her marriage. It looks as if her husband will leave her. Then doctors try a ... See full summary »

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Richard Spence

Writers:

Julie Hill (autobiography), Nigel Williams
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Cast

Credited cast:
Caroline Quentin ... Julie Hill
Kevin Whately ... Kevin Hill
Phil Davis ... Tim Perkins
Kerry Fox ... Claire
Annette Crosbie ... Julie's Mum
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jonathan Aris ... Nick Donaldson
Philip Battley ... Doctor #1 (as Phil Battley)
Marc Brew Marc Brew ... Seamus' Friend
Rita Davies ... Old Lady in Bar
Brian Flaherty Brian Flaherty ... Hotel Barman
Abby Ford Abby Ford ... Becky
Joseph Friend Joseph Friend ... Daniel Hill
Bernard Gallagher Bernard Gallagher ... Julie's Dad
Debra Gillett Debra Gillett ... Val
Sasha Hardway Sasha Hardway ... Shazza
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Paralysed from the waist down after a car crash, Julie Hill struggles to get used to her disability and to save her marriage. It looks as if her husband will leave her. Then doctors try a revolutionary treatment which feeds electrical impulses to her leg muscles - allowing her to ride a bicycle once again and so go out for bike rides with her family. Her marriage survives and she and her husband end up closer together than before. Written by Anonymous

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Official Sites:

ITV [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 2005 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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[in the hospital shortly after Julie's car crash]
Julie Hill: How's Kev? Is he coping?
Julie's Mum: Well, it's not easy. I'm trying to keep the load off him.
Julie Hill: A lot of marriages don't last, apparently. And quite a few top themselves.
Julie's Mum: You're not thinking...?
Julie Hill: I *have* asked my social worker if she wouldn't mind pushing me over a cliff. But it's OK - they're not allowed to unless they get permission from the ministry, mum!
Julie's Mum: Oh! You!
[they laugh]
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Brilliant!
12 September 2005 | by Independent_PigeonSee all my reviews

This drama was based on a book by Julie Hill, a woman who had been paralysed in a car crash and agreed to make a film about her struggles and her happy times.

I thought this drama was brilliant. Caroline Quentin did an excellent performance. The show was about a woman named Julie Hill, who was paralysed, waist down, in a car crash. It explores the life of a wife and mother trying to regain her life again in the outside world after spending 6 months in care with her two friends Seamus (paraplegic) and Becky (quadriplegic) both paralysed in various accidents. Seamus adores Julie and is very good to her, while husband Kevin tries to come to terms that his wife is now disabled. Kevin and Julie struggle at first, eventually regaining there love for each other. Becky Julie & Seamus all go to a place called the Back up Trust where disabled people can go and do normal sports. Julie hates water ski-ing with a huge harness and Julies Mum shows her an advertisement of an experiment two scientists are doing to help paraplegic people help the muscles in their legs work again. Julie realises this could be a turning point in her life and help her to walk again, and agrees to have electronic wires put into her spine. This drama is very moving and surprisingly funny at times. The casting was excellent and it is really good. The ending was great and it made you feel warm inside. :O)

The reason the film (and the book) got it's name was because the real Julie Hill, said she'd love to make footprints in the Snow.

All together, fantastic, moving, funny, and just FAB!!!


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