About Sarah


2h 1998

Brief Synopsis

The story of a family that undergoes a transformation when faced with a decision about caring for one of its own, a woman with mental retardation. In her will, Rose has named her granddaughter Mary Beth, a college senior, the legal guardian of her developmentally disabled mother Sarah. Upon Rose's d

Film Details

Release Date
1998
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

The story of a family that undergoes a transformation when faced with a decision about caring for one of its own, a woman with mental retardation. In her will, Rose has named her granddaughter Mary Beth, a college senior, the legal guardian of her developmentally disabled mother Sarah. Upon Rose's death, Mary Beth is faced with a heartrending choice -- to abandon her career dreams to care for Sarah or to commit Sarah to an institution until she can complete medical school. But mother and daughter choose a different and riskier path by deciding to give Sarah a chance at the independence she has been denied all her life.

Crew

Hawley Anderson

On-Set Dresser

Erika Baldonado

Assistant

John Bernstein

Unit Production Manager

John Bernstein

Producer

Karen Bolt

Production Assistant

Robert Callan

Assistant Location Manager

Sara Chaiken

Production Coordinator

Jason Chapron

Production Assistant

Alison Clark

Associate Producer

Sandra Cole

Script Supervisor

Ronn Cooney

Key Grip

Anthony Cowley

Production Designer

Teri Dean

Casting Associate

James L Eddy

Props Assistant

R Craig Eggertz

Production Assistant

Peter Flaherty

Wardrobe Supervisor

Nancy Florent

Assistant

David Michael Frank

Music

Eddie Gilroy

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Jeffrey S Grant

Executive Producer

Alex Gruzdev

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Jean Henley

Location Manager

Jeffrey M Hoffman

Camera Operator

Yu Hsu

Production Assistant

Sharon Denese Hubbs

Production Accountant

David Infante

Production Assistant

Larry Kaster

Gaffer

Shana Landsburg

Casting

Brenton L Lane

Property Master

Roseanne Leto Broadwater

Coproducer

Liza Marquez

Production Assistant

Debbie Martin

Coproducer

Anne Mccaffrey

Production Supervisor

Bruce Michaels

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Donald M Morgan

Director Of Photography

Vickie Mynes

Hair Stylist

Tom Overton

Color Timer

Rudy R Perez

Special Effects Coordinator

Raquel Quiroz

Boom Operator

Ronald H Raschke

Assistant Camera Operator

Robert Reeves

Assistant Director

Tim Reid

Executive Producer

Tori Reid

Assistant

Joel S. Rice

Executive Producer

Susan Rohrer

Screenplay

Susan Rohrer

From Story

Susan Rohrer

Producer

Michele Sacharow

Coproducer

Jacqueline Saint Anne

Costume Designer

Brian Sausser

Transportation Coordinator

Bob Scribner

Makeup

James R Scribner

Makeup Artist

Geordie Sheffer

Hair

Nancey Silvers

Screenplay

Lori Slomka

Music Editor

Rich Steven

Sound Editor

Bryan Thetford

Set Decorator

Frankie Thomas

Transportation Coordinator

Richard Van Dyke

Sound Mixer

Henk Van Eeghen

Editor

Linda Van Eeghen

Assistant Editor

Elizabeth Ziegler

Steadicam Operator

Jonathan Zimmerman

Assistant Director

Film Details

Release Date
1998
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 1998 American Cinema Editors Award for Best Edited Two-Hour Movie for Commericial Television.

Aired in United States October 4, 1998

Began shooting January 5, 1998.

Completed shooting January 28, 1998.

TV rating: TV-G