Annie Nations and her husband Hector loved their life together in the Blue Ridge Mountains, but when Hector dies, Annie has to decide if she can handle the wilderness on her own.

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Fierce but aging widow Annie Nations lives alone on her farm. Unable to let go of the past -- she sometimes visits with the ghost of her husband -- Annie gets pulled into a very current battle with a real estate developer looking to buy her land. Annie also needs to help her son, Dillard, a country singer struggling to raise his two daughters on his own. As Annie deals with these pressures, she begins to reflect on her long life on the farm. Written by Jwelch5742

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13 December 1987 (USA)  »

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Hallmark Hall of Fame: Foxfire (#37.2)  »

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Jessica Tandy won the 1983 Tony Award (New York City) for Actress in a Drama for "Foxfire" and recreated the role in this filmed production. See more »

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Hector Nations: [after whipping Dillard for lying to him] I believe I'll go take a look at the mare now.
Annie Nations: There's nothing wrong with her.
Hector Nations: You said there was.
Annie Nations: I lied, you gonna whip me too?
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My Feet Took T'walkin'
Lyrics by Susan Cooper & Hume Cronyn
Music by Jon Brielle
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Old gives way to the new
2 February 2000 | by (Broken Bow, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

Wonderfully done film concerning an old woman who is being asked to sell her mountaintop home to a land developer. Since she has lived there most of her life, of course she is reluctant. But time is against her; life is becoming harder and harder to bear while living on this sloping piece of ground. Her son wants her to leave so she will be safer, while the woman is seeking advice from the imagined presence of her deceased husband. A lot of flashback takes place as son and mother re-live their not always rosy lives on the old homeplace. 4 stars.


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