"55 Steps" is a 2017 German-Belgian drama film directed by Bille August.
The starring cast includes Helena Bonham Carter as Eleanor Riese, Hilary Swank as Colette Hughes, Jeffrey Tambor as Mort Cohen, Tim Plester as Robbi, Michael Culkin as Judge Farelly, Jonathan Kerrigan as Dr. Bardy, Johan Heldenbergh as Robert, Cynthia Hoppenfeld as Sister Florence, Edward Bennett as Dr. Steven Booker, Vincent Riotta as James Adams and others.

Here are "55 Steps" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for 55 Steps movie?

Sony Pictures Entertainment on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 released the trailer for "55 Steps" you can watch here:
55 Steps Trailer - On Digital 10/16, In Theaters 11/16.

Plot summary

What is 55 Steps movie plot?

Here is a short review of "55 Steps" movie plot summary.

The story is about a woman committed to a mental health facility. Prior to 1987, it was assumed that the Lanterman - Petris - Short Act allowed involuntary treatment for those who were detained under an initial three-day hold (for evaluation and treatment) and a subsequent fourteen-day hospitalization (for those patients declared after the three-day hold to be dangerous to themselves or others or gravely disabled). In 1987, in Riese v. St. Mary's Hospital and Medical Center, the California State Court of Appeals declared that these patients had the right to exercise informed consent regarding the use of antipsychotic drugs, except in an emergency, and if they rejected medication "a judicial determination of their incapacity to make treatment decisions" was required before they could be involuntarily treated. This case was a class action suit brought in the name of patient Eleanor Riese (Helena Bonham Carter) by the California ACLU.


Who plays who in the 55 Steps movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "55 Steps" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Helena Bonham Carter  as Eleanor Riese
Hilary Swank  as Colette Hughes
Jeffrey Tambor  as Mort Cohen
Tim Plester  as Robbi
Michael Culkin  as Judge Farelly
Jonathan Kerrigan  as Dr. Bardy
Johan Heldenbergh  as Robert
Cynthia Hoppenfeld  as Sister Florence
Edward Bennett  as Dr. Steven Booker
Vincent Riotta  as James Adams
Doreen Mantle  as Eleanor's Mother
Florence Bell  as Karen Winkle
Nathan Osgood  as Dr. Wells
Simon Chandler  as Dr. Donnely
Douglas Reith  as Chief Judge Justice Wilson
Tim Ahern  as Radio Host
Anneika Rose  as Margie
Richard Riddell  as Male Nurse 1
Angelique Fernandez  as Friendly Nurse
Ashley Bannerman  as Female Attendant 1
Kathleen Renish  as Female Attendant 2
Liza Ross  as Matron
Ricky Watson  as Kiko / Male Attendant
Annie Adams  as Nurse
Richard Laing  as Ben Clandon
Geoffrey Burton  as Judge Howells
Andy Cheung  as Waiter 2
Yu Fang  as Waiter 1
Daniel Steiner  as Mr. Grainger
Dana Cebulla  as Noni
Lili Zahavi  as Gabriella

Release date

When is 55 Steps movie release date?

"55 Steps" movie release date was scheduled to be on September 7, 2017 (TIFF, 2017 Toronto International Film Festival), on May 3, 2018 (Germany) and on August 27, 2019 (Denmark) distributing by Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA), Warner Bros., Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Warner Home Video.


What are 55 Steps filming details?

The duration of the film is 115 minutes.

"55 Steps" movie is rated "PG-13", according to the MPAA film rating system.


What are critics and audiences saying about 55 Steps movie?

"55 Steps" movie got average rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.9/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 50/100. But the audience loves the film.

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