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Foxfire (1987)

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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Annie Nations
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Hector Nations
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Dillard Nations
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Prince
Harriet Hall ...
Holly
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Heckie
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Madge Burton
Tony Trischka ...
Banjo
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Storyline

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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The New York production of "Foxfire" by Susan Cooper and Hume Cronyn opened at the Ethel Barrymore Theater in New York on November 11, 1982 and ran for 213 performances. Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy recreated their stage roles in this filmed production. Susan Cooper wrote the screenplay for this production based upon the script she wrote with Hume Cronyn. See more »

Quotes

Dillard Nations: Watcha knittin', Ma?
Annie Nations: Socks. I'm bound to have somethin' in my hands to occupy my mind.
Hector Nations: Got enough socks around here to do a centipede.
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Edited into Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951) See more »

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My Feet Took T'walkin'
Lyrics by Susan Cooper & Hume Cronyn
Music by Jon Brielle
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Brilliant
23 June 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

So, it's B-Grade and low budget... and? This is my favourite film of all time: it's emotional, it's very clever with flashback integration, and it's a reflection on different lives. Country people are as solid as the characters portrayed them, and 80 years ago, people lived and loved as the two main characters did. I am thoroughly annoyed I can't get it on DVD, I've worn out 3 video tapes now. Anyone who hasn't seen it needs to... if you have a heart anyhow. John Denver was so young when they made this, his talent has left us. He sings in this film, music I've not heard before and can't get from anywhere, but is a touching representation of life and love... Jessica Tandy and Hume are no longer with us either, and their real life love and true devotion shines through in the film and through their characters, making it easy to see just how much they loved each other.


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