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Writer (WGA):
Jenny Wingfield (written by)
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Release Date:
4 October 1991 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sam Waterston ... Matthew Trant

Tess Harper ... Abigail Trant

Gail Strickland ... Marie Foster

Reese Witherspoon ... Dani Trant

Jason London ... Court Foster

Emily Warfield ... Maureen Trant
Bentley Mitchum ... Billy Sanders

Ernie Lively ... Will Sanders
Dennis Letts ... Doc White
Earleen Bergeron ... Mrs. Sanders
Anna Chappell ... Mrs. Taylor
Brandi Smith ... Missy Trant
Sandi Smith ... Missy Trant
Derek Ball ... Foster Twin
Spencer Ball ... Foster Twin
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Tamara Zook ... Voice (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Mulligan 
Writing credits
Jenny Wingfield (written by)

Produced by
Bill Borden .... associate producer
William S. Gilmore .... executive producer
Jerry Grandey .... associate producer
Shari Rhodes .... executive producer
Mark Rydell .... producer
Original Music by
James Newton Howard 
Cinematography by
Freddie Francis (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Trudy Ship 
Casting by
Shari Rhodes 
Production Design by
Gene Callahan 
Art Direction by
Fredda Slavin 
Set Decoration by
Daril Alder 
Costume Design by
Dawni Saldutti 
Peter V. Saldutti  (as Peter Saldutti)
Makeup Department
Lynne Brooks .... makeup artist
Lynn Del Kail .... key hair stylist
Jeaneen Muckerman .... hair stylist
Christina Smith .... key makeup artist
Production Management
William M. Elvin .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bill Borden .... second unit director
William M. Elvin .... first assistant director: second unit
Grant Gilmore .... second assistant director: second unit
Jerry Grandey .... first assistant director
Melanie L. Knox .... dga trainee (as Melanie Knox)
Eric Wall .... second assistant director
Art Department
Dan Dupre .... greensman
Emily Ferry .... property master
John Hinkle .... standby painter
Bill Iiams .... construction coordinator
Dallas Jones .... construction foreman
Dennis Jones .... standby carpenter
John Rasmussen .... property production assistant
Sharon Reed .... lead person (as Sharon A. Reed)
George Stuart Jr. .... set painter
Joy Taylor .... assistant property master
Sound Department
Peter Bentley .... sound mixer
Elisha Birnbaum .... foley artist
Anthony J. Ciccolini III .... supervising sound editor (as Anthony 'Chic' Ciccolini III)
Pam DeMetruis-Thomas .... foley editor (as Pam Demetruis)
Lee Dichter .... re-recording mixer
Thomas A. Gulino .... sound editor (as Thomas Alphonso Gulino)
Scott Jacobs .... boom operator (as Scotty Jacobs)
Shari Johanson .... assistant sound editor (as Shari Schwartz)
Richard King .... sound editor (as Richard Q. King)
George A. Lara .... foley recordist
Jac Rubenstein .... first assistant sound editor
Benno Schoberth .... assistant sound editor
Rick Tison .... cableman
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist (uncredited)
Jac Rubenstein .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Brian Vancho .... foley artist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
LaVonne Doane .... special effects
Neil Stockstill .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
John Alagna .... opticals: The Effects House Corp.
Eurlyne Epper .... stunt player
Corey Michael Eubanks .... stunt player (as Corey Eubanks)
Larry Holt .... stunt coordinator
Jeremy London .... stunt player
John Moio .... stunt coordinator
Paula Marie Moody .... stunt player
Al Wyatt Jr. .... stunt player (as Allan Wyatt Jr.)
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Alcala .... electrician
Maurice Beesley .... electrician
George Berrios .... first assistant camera: second unit
Keith Bunting .... dolly grip (as Keith M. Bunting)
Don Cerrone .... key grip
Mark Colicci .... second assistant camera: second unit
Stephen Drinon .... grip (as Scott Drinon)
Gene Engels .... chief lighting technician
Bill Greenberg .... electrician
Gordon Hayman .... camera operator
Steven Mann .... first assistant camera (as Steven 'Manny' Mann)
Elliott Marks .... still photographer
Robert W. Moreno .... electrician
Peter Norman .... director of photography: second unit
Michael Pagan .... electrician (as Michael M. Pagan)
Charles Quinlivan .... best boy grip (as Charlie Quinliven)
Juan Romero .... electrician (as Juan M. Romero Jr.)
John Sheeren .... second assistant camera
John E. Smith .... best boy electrician
Johnny Smith .... grip
Josh Spring .... grip
Carl D. Stitt .... grip (as Carl Stitt)
Greg Williams .... grip
Casting Department
Alex Avelino .... location extra casting
Beverlee Dean .... casting associate
Tanya Sullivan .... location extra casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Patsy Chaney .... costumer (as Patsy A. Chaney)
Ruth Hall .... seamstress
Editorial Department
Amy Jennings .... apprentice editor
Marty Levenstein .... first assistant editor
Nick Smith .... apprentice editor (as Nicholas J. Smith)
Location Management
Mark Cottrell .... location manager
Music Department
Brad Dechter .... orchestrator
Sandy DeCrescent .... music contractor (as Sandy De Crescent)
Joachim H. Hansch .... music supervisor
Blake Lewin .... music coordinator
Michael Mason .... scoring coordinator
Shawn Murphy .... music recording mixer
Marty Paich .... orchestra conductor
Robert Schaper .... music recording mixer
Ted Whitfield .... music editor
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Eugene B. Arthur .... driver
Joann Evans .... driver
Terry Hester .... driver
Freda Howard .... driver (as Freda Lou Howard)
Robert Hunter Jr. .... driver (as Robert Hunter)
Michael C. McEntyre .... driver (as Michael McEntyre)
Russell McEntyre .... transportation coordinator (as Russ McEntyre)
Frank Neel .... driver
Charles W. Rice .... driver (as Charlie Rice)
Wayne Stone .... transportation captain
Other crew
Marlene Canfield .... production assistant
Roy Ceaser .... first aid
Dan David DeBlieux .... production assistant
Al Ebner .... publicist
Paula Gilmore .... assistant: Mr. William S. Gilmore
Sydney Gilner .... script supervisor
Clay Goodwin .... film runner
Jim Hale .... production accountant
Allen Heil .... security supervisor
Stacy Kay .... production assistant
Bob Lankin .... catering assistant
Debbie Leonard .... assistant: Mr. Mark Rydell
Terry Lewis .... catering assistant
Elizabeth Lindner .... craft service
Denise Marciel .... catering assistant (as Denise A. Marciel)
Lori Martin .... production assistant
Jon C. Maynard .... projectionist
Steven McCormick .... production assistant (as Steven R. McCormick)
Harold W. Melder .... production assistant
Phil Minsky .... caterer
Keith Patterson .... craft service
Frankie Rogers .... production assistant
Fran Roy .... production administrator
Joice Stewart .... assistant production accountant
Gwen Taylor-Stacy .... payroll (as Gwen Taylor Stacy)
Peggy Tison .... production secretary
Leonard A. Williams .... production assistant
David Youngblood .... first aid
Jim Jaffe .... product placement (uncredited)
Joseph Kittrell .... stand-in (uncredited)
David H. Kramer .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Ann Brittain .... the producers wish to thank
Jack Brittain .... the producers wish to thank
Gene Callahan .... in memory
Tom Fair .... the producers wish to thank: The U.S. Forest Service
Luther Lee .... the producers wish to thank
Jerry Pierce .... the producers wish to thank
Bob Welch .... the producers wish to thank
Tom Whitehead .... the producers wish to thank
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
99 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Canada:R (Canadian Home Video rating) | Canada:G (Nova Scotia) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Germany:6 | Iceland:L | Spain:13 | Sweden:11 | UK:PG | USA:PG-13 (No. 30935)

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The film takes place in 1957.See more »
Continuity: When Dani returns home from her first kiss her Dad calls her over to talk. As she approaches him there is a tractor in the distance moving to the right. A few seconds later the tractor is moving to the left, it did not have enough time to turn around.See more »
[first lines]
Dani:I love Elvis so much.
Maureen Trant:You love everybody so much.
Dani:I do not.
Maureen Trant:You do, too.
Dani:No I don't.
Maureen Trant:Okay, you don't.
Dani:Well, I don't. Maureen, sometimes you make me feel like such a baby.
Maureen Trant:You are a baby.
Dani:I wish I could be just like you.
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28 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
Touching drama about first love., 7 May 2000
Author: Michael O'Keefe from Muskogee OK

Reese Witherspoon plays Dani, a young country girl that falls madly in love with the new 17 year old neighbor, Court, played by Jason London. Court tries his best to make Dani realize that the difference in their ages would make a love relationship improbable. Soon the nubile charm of Dani starts winning over Court's will. Next enters the meeting of Dani's older sister, played by Emily Warfield, and the beginning of a short lived love/jealousy problem.

Tess Harper and Sam Waterston round out the cast. This is a fresh, free spirited; but heartbreaking drama that touches down deep. Feel free to cry.

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