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Wayland Jackson
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Collie Wright
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William Wright
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Drury Campbell
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Cole Campbell
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Young Wright
Lanny Flaherty ...
Gudger Wright
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Annie Wright
Amelia Burnette ...
Paula Jackson
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Milton Wright
Bill Gribble ...
Skeet Campbell
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Harmon Campbell
Walter Averitt ...
Margaret Campbell (as Walker Averitt)
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Jonathan Wright
Barbara Freeman ...
Mavis McGregor
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A young widower moves with his daughter into a North Carolina mountain town in 1934. He quickly takes up with a young woman with an illegitimate baby. First he must prove himself to her father and her three brothers. He does so first by joining them on a bear hunt and then by designing a clock tower for the small community. Trouble comes when it is revealed that the baby's father is the demented son of a mean clan across the river and they mean to take the child back. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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A passion so strong it kills.

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14 April 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Winter People - Wie ein Blatt im Wind  »

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$2,023,282 (USA)
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The first film produced by Castle Rock Entertainment. See more »

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The bottle of whiskey is noticeably fuller when Wayland picks it up than when Cole drinks from it a moment earlier. See more »

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Lightning in a Bottle
Written by Jimmy Webb
Performed by Jennifer Warnes
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The Greatest Movie Hollywood has Ever Churned Out
23 November 2000 | by See all my reviews

If only I could live with those clans from that small quaint valley. This film takes me back to a time and lifestyle that some of my ancestors may have experienced. I would have passed the time hunting bears and growing crops. The complex Christian symbolism woven throughout the movie makes it a must see for all of mankind. You will never find better acting or scenery in any film. If you have time to see one movie before you taking the big dirt nap you should watch this drama.


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