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Sarah, Plain and Tall (1991)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Family  -  3 February 1991 (USA)
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A single New England woman responds to an advertisement by a Midwestern widower in which he asks for a bride to help him raise his two children.

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Sarah Wheaton
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Jacob Witting
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Anna Witting
Malgorzata Zajaczkowska ...
Maggie Grant (as Margaret Sophie Stein)
Jon DeVries ...
Matthew Grant
Christopher Bell ...
Caleb Witting
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William Wheaton
Woody Watson ...
Jess Stearns
Betty Laird ...
Mrs. Parkley
Marc Penney ...
Ticket Agent
Kara Beth Taylor ...
Rose
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Set around the turn of the century. Jacob, a widowed farmer with two small children, places an ad in a paper for a new wife. The ad is answered by a spinster in Maine, who writes letters to them and describes herself as "plain and tall." And she takes a trip to Jacob's farm to see if she can make a difference. Written by Kathy Li

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Drama | Family

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3 February 1991 (USA)  »

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Hallmark Hall of Fame: Sarah, Plain and Tall (#40.2)  »

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A long search was made to find working steam engine for Sarah's arrival. One was found at the Sturh Museum in Grand Island, Nebraska. The train was built in 1908 by the Baldwin Locamotive works. Unfortunately, the train needed extensive repairs before it's fires could be stoked. A timely contribution from the Sarah, Plain and Tall (1991) production saved the day. However, the train has been preserved and is on display at the towns museum. See more »

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Caleb Witting: Seal was worried. The house is too small, we thought, and I am loud and pesky.
Anna Witting: We thought you might be leaving us because you miss the sea.
Sarah Wheaton: Well, I'll always miss my old home, but the truth of it is, I'd miss you more.
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Followed by Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End (1999) See more »

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Wow, Is This A Nice Movie!
19 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What a nice movie! In this day-and-age, a movie this low-key and simply nice is refreshing to see. It's almost shocking, especially with Christopher Walken, playing against type. He and Glenn Glose end up being an inspiring romantic couple.

What I think I enjoyed best was the wonderful cinematography. With all the beautiful rural scenery, it was pretty to see. It was also nice to see Walken play a role this sedate and a pleasure to see a modern film that featured well-mannered kids, not spoiled brats. In fact, there are no nasty people nor bad language is this film, either.

Unlike many films which call themselves "family-oriented," this one truly lives up to that billing. It's not anything super dramatic that will knock your socks off, but a pleasant, very nice low-key 98 minutes to kick back and relax watching.


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