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Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael (1990)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 12 October 1990 (USA)
A small town prepares for the homecoming of superstar Roxy Carmichael, as does a young outsider, who believes Roxy is her mother.

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Denton Webb
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Elizabeth Zaks
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Gerald Howells
Joan McMurtrey ...
Barbara Webb
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Les Bossetti
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Rochelle Bossetti
Robby Kiger ...
Beannie Billings
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Evelyn Whittacher
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Libby Ohiemacher
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Mayor Bill Klepler (as Stephen Tobolowski)
Micole Mercurio ...
Louise Garweski
John Short ...
Ronald Reems
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Scotty Sandholtzer
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Miss Day Ashburn (as Valerie Landsberg)
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Although Roxy left town more than fifteen years ago, her memory has never faded. Her expected return starts to impact a number of lives, including that of her former partner Denton Webb. But it is Dinky, the adopted daughter of the Bossettis and ignored by most of her classmates as a strange loner, who may be most changed. She is convinced she is Roxie's secret child. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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She doesn't want much. Just a whole new life.

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Comedy | Drama

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12 October 1990 (USA)  »

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$3,989,297 (USA)
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When Evelyn shows up at Roxy's welcome home party, her ponytail is not the same color as the rest of her hair. See more »

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Dinky Bossetti: [discussing her adoptive mother] She told everyone she thought she had Rosemary's baby. She had a thing about that movie.
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Words by Johnny Burke
Music by Erroll Garner
Performed by Johnny Mathis
Courtesy of CBS Records, Music Licensing Department
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An Original Classic (spoliers ahead.... beware)
10 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

The movie is focused on the whole town of Clyde, Ohio, yet it's basically centered around Dinky. Dinky is a misfit, both at home (she's adopted) and school. Although most kids would not enjoy this and would want to keep their heads down, Dinky has her head up and is not afraid to admit that she's different. The town is going bonkers over the arrival of Roxy Charmichael, a person who went from a somebody in Clyde, to a somebody all across the world. You also get to see the life of Roxy's former love interest before she left Ohio, a man named Denton. Denton and Dinky form an interesting bond, she's obsessed with Roxy, he know literally everything about her. She becomes convinced that Roxy is her mom, due to what Denton tells her one day. All in all this movie is an original classic that let's the viewrs look into the life of nearly the whole town. Watch for Carla Gugino's cameo appearence at the very begining of the movie as young Roxy. The movie is basically saying, everybody wants to be somebody else, whether it's a famous person, or the kid next door, everybody wants to be somebody. This is a fine movie, so if you have nothing else to watch on t.v. and this is on, give it a shot.


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