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A Chance in the World

A Chance in the World is a movie starring Terrell Ransom Jr., Kelly Owens, and Tom Sizemore. A Chance in the World is the unbelievable real life story of Steve, a wounded and broken boy destined to become a man of resilience and...

Running Time
1 hours 15 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Family, Drama, Biography
Mark Vadik
Mark Vadik
Kelly Owens, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Tom Sizemore, Terrell Ransom Jr.
Audio Languages
Deutsch, English, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

From the day he is five-years-old and dropped off at his foster home of the next eleven years, Steve (Terrell Ransom Jr.) is mentally and physically tortured by Betty (Kelly Owens/his foster mother), Willie (Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs/ her husband) and his foster siblings. Desperate for a sense of family and belonging, Steve searches for his biological parents, but no one in the system can help him. Eventually, through the help of his high-school teacher John Sykes (Tom Sizemore) and his love of literature, Steve finds that family isn't just a biological function, it's a choice based in love.

Comments about family «A Chance in the World» (23)

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Virginia Fernandez

When I saw the trailer for this film I had no idea what to expect. I have never really been a big fan of the World Series, I thought they were a bunch of stupid games played by teams who just wanted to get paid for doing it. This movie really did surprise me. I was not expecting a dramatic story, but I was pleasantly surprised. I didn't expect to be moved by the movie. I don't think it was a movie for everyone. I can't say I liked it, but I liked it. I think it was well done and it was a good story. The acting was good, the characters were well developed, and the story was good. I think it was a good film. I really enjoyed it.

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I am a big fan of this movie. It is so great. It has a great story line, great acting, and great music. I don't understand why this movie is getting so many bad reviews. I mean the acting is great, the music is great, the story is great, the music is great, and the movie is great. I have watched it 3 times in a row. It is a great movie, you should watch it. If you don't like it, go watch something else. If you like it, you should watch it again. I am so glad that this movie has gotten so much bad reviews.

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Brittany Walters

The movie was great, but some parts were a little cheesy. The main character was very sweet and gave a lot of information that I did not know, and a lot of times you could not understand what he was saying. The scenes were a little dark, and sometimes you could not tell what was going on. But other than that, it was great. The acting was great, the special effects were great, and the whole movie was amazing. The movie was very emotional, and the main character was very beautiful. I have seen it 4 times, and I plan on seeing it 5 more times. This is a movie that I can watch over and over, and it will never get old. I recommend it to anyone.

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Christine Richardson

I have seen this movie at the movie theater in Brooklyn, New York. I was so moved by this movie that I had to find out more about the author of the book and was able to see some of his books that I have never read before. The movie shows a lot of the events of the book, but also shows how his life was changed by his experiences in the book. I was moved by this movie. It is well-written and the acting is very good. I would recommend this movie to anyone who wants to see a well-written story of a man who was changed by the events in the book.

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Adam Little

I just saw this movie on tv and I was surprised to find that it was quite good. I was surprised because this movie had a few bad reviews but I was hoping it would be a little better than that. I think this movie is one of the best movies I've seen in a long time. I think the actors did an excellent job and the movie is truly a beautiful tale. The story is not too complicated and there are no big twists. I think this movie is a great movie for families to watch and not to be too political because you'll get the point. The movie has a very good message to it, and it's a very nice message. I think the movie is very nice because it doesn't show too much and it's not too serious. The movie is very nice because it is true. I think the movie is a good movie and I think you should watch this movie. The actors did an excellent job and I think it's a great movie.

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Albert Sims

This is a movie about how a young boy learns to stand up for himself, and how he learns to deal with the difficult situations that come his way. The film was great. The acting was great, and the story was well written. It was a good movie. The only problem I had was the part of the movie where he was in a different country than the one he grew up in. I think they could have told the story a little bit better, but it was a good movie.

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A Chance in the World is the story of a young orphan named Vincent who is raised by an alcoholic and abusive family. Vincent's mother Mavis (Gyllenhaal) is married to a man who is never there, his father (John Turturro) is never there, and Mavis is addicted to drugs. Mavis is a drug addict, and she makes up for it by stealing money from Vincent's Uncle Jack (Meryl Streep). Vincent is left with the responsibility of caring for Mavis and his younger brother Jesse (Matt Damon). Vincent is a self-centered boy who is only interested in his own needs. When Vincent meets this young boy named Bobby (played by Sean Penn) who has a troubled past, he falls in love with him. It's a very moving and realistic story that shows a family with all the issues that any family has to face. It also shows that not all children will have the same upbringing. Sean Penn does a great job as Vincent's Uncle Jack. The story also gives a very strong message about the importance of loving one's self and giving others a chance. It also shows how when you love and care for someone, it can change their lives. This is a very touching story and a very beautiful movie. I would recommend this movie to anyone who loves a good drama, has a heart, and is looking for a nice movie. I give this movie a 9/10.

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Rose Diaz

It's not a great film, but it is well worth watching. This is the story of two British boys who go to France to see the famous Notre Dame Cathedral and then return home. The story is told in two chapters, one told in the opening scenes, the other in the closing scenes. The first chapter is very moving, as they walk the streets of Paris and get to know the people there. The second chapter is mostly boring, as they talk about their jobs and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In the closing chapter they are all reunited and go to see the cathedral. There are some beautiful shots in this movie, particularly the shot of the cathedral, the view of Paris from the hill, and the final shot. The soundtrack is good and fits the film well. I liked this film a lot.

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Tammy C.

As an 18 year old, I was not even aware of the existence of this film. I was so impressed with the beautiful music, special effects and the story that I felt like I was a part of it. I think this is one of the greatest films ever made. I was watching this movie last night and I couldn't stop watching. I was so captivated by this film that I ended up sobbing several times. It was so beautiful and uplifting. I was laughing so hard, it was incredible. This film is truly amazing and it's one of my favorites.

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James C.

I've just watched this film at the London Film Festival, and I have to say it's a well made film. It's a beautifully shot and acted film, and it has a good message and message that is not easy to digest. I've seen the critics lambasting it for being too "hollywood", and I just feel that's really unfair. If you go into this film with no expectations whatsoever, you'll enjoy it. I think it's a really good film, and I hope it gets more recognition. It's got some great messages and it's about the importance of family and friends and showing that you can be whoever you want to be. I thought it was a really good film, and it's definitely worth seeing. I think this is a film that should be in the Oscars.

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Margaret H.

This is a children's book, which I have read in the past, and I can tell that it has been taken and adapted into a movie. I do not have any reason to believe that the story has been changed, but it is the same story, so that makes it a very interesting story to watch. The character of Mark Littrell, played by Emile Hirsch, is a very well-made actor, and he is actually the best character in the film. I cannot say enough about him. As I said, the children's books are very special, and it is very hard to come up with a good story to tell them, and then it's easy to tell a good movie to show them. But there are some very good children's movies, which I liked very much, like "The Prince and the Pauper", "The Little Match Girl", "The Little Mermaid", and "The Sorcerer's Apprentice".

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Eugene P.

When I was a child I had the wonderful opportunity to meet the woman who would go on to become a Hollywood legend, Carol Burnett. She was very kind to me when I was a child and I will never forget her kindness. I was hoping to meet her one day. She passed away in October 2005 and in the last few days I have heard that I should go see "The Greatest Generation" with her granddaughter, Tracey Walter. The movie is based on the true story of what happened to a group of World War II veterans that served in the Pacific. I thought it was very touching and very moving. It shows how some of these men were able to forgive one another. I loved it.

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Alice B.

I recently saw the movie on DVD and I was really impressed. It's an awesome movie and I highly recommend it to anyone who loves a great movie. I'm a big fan of the book and this movie really brought it to life. I think the movie had a good balance between the book and the movie. I'm looking forward to seeing the sequel and I hope they will make a great movie out of it. I think that all the characters were very well portrayed and the actors were excellent. I especially liked the voice of Mark Ruffalo. He really did a great job playing his character. The movie was very inspirational and I really enjoyed it. It's definitely a great movie and I highly recommend it to anyone who loves a great movie.

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Larry P.

Well this is what i expected. This is not a bad movie but it is a little bit over the top. I expected this movie to be a little bit darker and that is what i got. Its a little bit dark. That is what the director wanted to do. The story is kinda predictable but still there is something about it. You can't help but to like the guy and his family. There is something in it that you can't explain. You can't explain it. It is just in your head. The actor who plays the Dad is just amazing. I mean you can tell that he is an actor. He has that cold look and it really fits his character. His voice is so good. The movie is about the father's life and the events that took place during the whole time he was gone. This is the part that you can't really explain and you just have to feel the emotion. The thing that really makes this movie special is the family that they are trying to make. It is one of those movies where the dad is not happy about how his daughter has been treated by the others and tries to bring her out of her depression. He tries to get her to understand that the people who treat her are people who want to help her. It is a nice movie and it is a very good movie but i would have liked to see more of the family and how they interacted. It was a good movie but i wish it was a little bit darker. The other thing that i would have liked to see was more of the events that took place in the movie. Its just that the movie is pretty short. But the movie was pretty good.

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I can't believe that I watched this movie without reading the book first. The book is one of my favorite books of all time and it is so sad that this movie didn't follow the book at all. It's like they didn't even try. In the book, Max is an ambitious teenager who wants to be a rock star, but he's a really shy and awkward kid who is constantly worried about his family. He's even embarrassed about his best friend and his mom. In the movie, Max is so arrogant and self-absorbed. I hated that he got a full scholarship to the most prestigious college in the country and he wanted to be a rock star, even though he was such a nervous kid. And how can they portray that he was a really good person, if he was so shy and awkward? I didn't like that they made him look so confident and perfect and beautiful. The movie just wasn't believable. I hated it. I couldn't stand the movie. I'm not a huge fan of Emma Thompson, but she did a good job as Max's mom. The actor who played Max's best friend was great, too. I think the movie would have been a lot better if they followed the book and made it more realistic. It's sad to see how they tried to make this movie a success and it just wasn't realistic. I can't believe that I wasted my time on this movie. It's really disappointing.

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The story of this movie is one of the best I have ever seen. It has a great message and is very touching. The music is also very good. The acting is also good, especially from the main character, who plays a very good role. The movie also has a lot of great things in it that will make you happy. One of the best things is that you don't feel like it is all just a bunch of happy memories, but that it is actually all about something. This movie is also very inspiring, because it shows that you can make a difference. I would highly recommend this movie to anyone who likes a good story and a great message. I think you will be very happy with this movie, and you will feel good after watching it. I give this movie an 8 out of 10.

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Roger H.

I'm not sure why this film is so beloved by critics and moviegoers alike. I have to admit, it was a nice movie, but the story was about as compelling as a ride through the desert. I didn't really care for the acting of the leads. They seemed to be having a good time, but I couldn't really identify with them. I think this is due to the fact that they seemed to have a good time, but didn't have any strong feeling for their characters. The storyline is very good, but I think it could have been a lot better. The movie is a bit slow, but it never got boring, and I think it's one of those films that you can watch over and over again. I would recommend this film to anyone who likes a good story, and a good romance. I think you will enjoy this film. It's one of those films that you can watch over and over again.

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Melissa Nguyen

This movie is great and one of the best movie I have ever seen. It is not a movie for kids, it is not a movie for adults. It is a movie for everyone who loves movies and wants to see a movie about a father and his son's relationship. The movie is very well written and acted. It is not for the faint of heart. The performances of the main characters are very good and the story is very moving and touching. The movie is about a man named Joseph who lost his son in a car accident. He lives in a small town and is very depressed. He lives with his wife and daughter. He has a son who is going to college. He is very dedicated to his son and his work. He has a very hard life and he is not the type of man who would do anything to have a son. One day he meets a woman named Angela who is very pretty. She has a son named Johnny who is very talented. They start dating and they get married. This is the beginning of a wonderful relationship between Joseph and Angela. She is very devoted to her husband and she has a very hard life. They try to help each other and they try to make it through their hard lives. The movie is very touching and sad at the same time. The movie is very emotional and very touching. It is a very good movie. I highly recommend it.

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Samantha Reyes

After a decade of trying to find a movie that made the cut for Sundance, I finally found the movie that made the cut for Sundance. I think it is one of the most important movies of our generation, because it shows how a person can find his/her place in the world. It is a movie about a family that has a son who has been left behind in a foster home. When he finds a job at the local grocery store, he finds that he is a good fit for the job and can make a difference. A few days later he is off to work on the farm. The movie follows the two brothers from their childhood to their adult life. The movie is a bit slow moving, but it is worth the wait. The performances were good. Kevin Hart and Jason Sudeikis did a good job at portraying the brothers. Also I thought the movie was well directed and edited. The story of a family with two brothers who have been left behind in a foster home is very moving and the ending is a good one. Overall, this movie is worth the wait and it is a must see.

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Barbara H.

I read some of the other comments on this movie and I am so happy I did. The acting is great, the plot is interesting and the movie is educational. I just loved the way the movie was filmed. The world is full of problems, and you don't always have to choose the right thing to do. I'm so glad I found this movie, and I hope that everyone else who saw it will be as satisfied. I would recommend this movie to anyone who wants to learn something new about the world. I loved it and I hope everyone else will too. I highly recommend this movie!

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I read the book a few years ago and fell in love with the book. I was amazed by how it turned out in the movie. It's so much better than the book. I know I sound like a broken record but I think that the movie really portrayed the book, although it was a little long for me to keep up with. But I can't help it, I just loved the book so much. The movie made me cry, the movie made me laugh and I just fell in love with it. The acting is really good, I think they did a great job. This movie is a beautiful movie. It's not too long, it's not too short and it's not too slow. I'm not really sure why some people don't like it. It's a very well-made movie and the acting is great. This is a must-see for any movie fan. I recommend it to everyone.

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Robert S.

I was thrilled to see that the Academy Award nominations were announced for this movie. I had been excited to see this movie for a long time. I was so glad that it won the Academy Award for Best Picture. It is truly an amazing movie. The acting was so good. It was so realistic that you could actually feel the emotions of the characters. The movie is a true story about a boy and his dog. This movie has the most heartwarming moments. It is a great movie to watch with your kids. I will definitely recommend it to my friends. I would definitely recommend this movie to everyone. I also would recommend this movie to my friends to watch. I would give this movie a 10/10.

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For me, this was a much more than I expected. I wasn't expecting a real life drama or an artistic film. I was expecting a good film. I wasn't expecting a drama or a comedy. I was expecting a movie that showed how the people from the world can make a difference. And it did that. I was impressed with the film and it made me feel good about the world. I was so impressed that I would recommend it to anyone. I recommend this movie to anyone.