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Foxfire (1987)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  13 December 1987 (USA)
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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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Cast

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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
Leith Eaton ...
Young Widow
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Madge Burton
Tony Trischka ...
Banjo
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An elderly Appalachian woman struggles with the choice of selling her land to a developer and moving into the care of her son or staying on the property till her dying day along with her memories, good and bad, of the only community and family she's known. Written by ehafnerga

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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 Barrynore 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

Holly: She's lived here all her life and this ain't such a bad place to die.
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My Feet Took T'walkin'
Lyrics by Susan Cooper & Hume Cronyn
Music by Jon Brielle
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The best movie about Appalachia I have seen.
6 September 2001 | by (The rust belt) – See all my reviews

It would be hard to imagine how a movie could better capture the essence of Appalachia. Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy simply nail their parts, and no doubt the fact that they were married in real life helped. Hume Cronyn also wrote the script, and a nearly perfect script it is. All in all, it couldn't be more realistic, heartwarming and sad. And I should know, because I have strong ties with Appalachia and I lived there for a while as a kid. I knew real life equivalents to every character in this movie. Maybe those without my background won't see it, but I consider this movie to be a masterpiece of American culture.


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