From award-winning filmmaker Ron Krauss comes the heart-wrenching yet inspirational independent drama film Gimme Shelter, which he wrote and directed. Based on the true life stories of Several Sources Shelters founder Kathy DiFiore and some of the pregnant teen shelter residents, the gripping tale features High School Musical and Spring Breakers star Vanessa Hudgens, along with spellbinding performances from Academy Award nominee James Earl Jones, Rosario Dawson, Brendan Fraser, Stephanie Szostak, Dascha Polanco, Emily Meade, Candace Smith and Ann Dowd.
Tough, street-wise teen Agnes “Apple” Bailey flees life with her drug addicted mother to find the wealthy father she has never known. She stays with her father Tom Fitzpatrick, a Wall Street broker, and his prim and proper family until they find out she is pregnant. When her father does not agree with her choice to keep the child, she runs away again and relies on her own survival skills on the streets. After getting into a car accident, she meets the kindly Father McCarthy, a chaplain at the local hospital, who directs her to a shelter for pregnant teens run by a spiritual woman named Kathy. It is there where she befriends other girls at the shelter who are in the same predicament. Fighting against the odds, Apple’s unbreakable spirit leads her to find redemption and a family to finally call her own.
- Vanessa Hudgens as Apple Bailey
- Rosario Dawson as June Bailey
- Carlos Alvarez as Maple Bailey
- Brendan Fraser as Tom Fitzpatrick
- James Earl Jones as Father McCarthy
- Candace Smith as Marie Abeanni
- Sheila Tapia as Officer Sue
- Joseph Ferrante as Officer Cole
- Emily Meade as Cassandra
- Stephanie Szostak as Joanna Fitzpatrick
- Allen Holloway as Guest Motel
- Natalie Guerrero as Tina
- Laneya Wiles as Jasmine
- Rachel Mattila as Nicky Lotito
- Ann Dowd as Kathy
- Gena Bardwell as Afra
- Tashiana R. Washington as Destiny / Princess
- Karina Bonnefill as Maternity Nurse
- Susan Jayne Brown as Maternity Doctor
- Joe Mancini as Construction Foreman
- Jade Jackson as Tawana
- The Making of Gimme Shelter
- Deleted Scenes
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