For Hope

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For Hope
Genre Drama
Written by Susan Rice
Directed by Bob Saget
Starring Dana Delany
Chris Demetral
Henry Czerny
Polly Bergen
Sharon Monsky
Harold Gould
Theme music composer Peter Rodgers Melnick
Country of origin  United States
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s) Bernie Brillstein
Brad Grey
Bob Saget
Producer(s) Karen Moore
Cinematography Ron Orieux
Editor(s) Michael S. Murphy
Running time 100 min.
Production company(s) Columbia TriStar Television
Brillstein-Grey Entertainment
Distributor ABC
Original network ABC
Original release November 17, 1996

For Hope is a 1996 ABC TV movie starring Dana Delany and directed by Bob Saget. Based on Saget's sister Gay, the movie showed the experience of a young woman fatally afflicted with the disease scleroderma. Other cast members included Tracy Nelson and Chris Demetral.

Dana Delany had to have some significant prosthetic makeup applied to simulate the various degrees of disfigurement the main character, Hope, experienced as a result of the disease.[1]

The original airing achieved the top Nielsen ratings for the time slot. The movie has periodically been re-rerun on various TV channels, and is available on DVD and VHS for a $20 donation at the Scleroderma Research Foundation.

An extra feature of the movie was that it included a cameo appearance by Scleroderma Research Foundation founder Sharon Monsky.


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