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Release Date:
3 February 1991 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 8 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Beautiful story! See more (12 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Glenn Jordan 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Patricia MacLachlan (book)

Patricia MacLachlan (teleplay) and
Carol Sobieski (teleplay)

Produced by
Glenn Close .... executive producer
Glenn Jordan .... producer
William Self .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
David Shire 
 
Cinematography by
Mike Fash 
 
Film Editing by
John Wright 
 
Casting by
Marsha Kleinman 
 
Production Design by
Ed Wittstein 
 
Art Direction by
Timothy R. Bauer (uncredited)
 
Set Decoration by
Robert Checchi 
Rob Laird 
 
Costume Design by
Van Broughton Ramsey 
 
Makeup Department
Karen Bradley .... makeup artist
Verne Caruso .... hair stylist
Alan D'Angerio .... hair stylist: Ms. Close
McKinley Kirby .... makeup artist: Ms. Close
 
Production Management
Robert Doudell .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bettiann Fishman .... second assistant director
Ellen H. Schwartz .... first assistant director (as Ellen Schwartz)
 
Art Department
Stanford Gilbert .... assistant property master
Stephen Goldblatt .... lead scenic artist
Cheri Paul .... property master
Richard D. Wright .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Tim Chilton .... foley artist
Bob Costanza .... sound editor
Robert W. Glass Jr. .... sound re-recording mixer
Jacob Goldstein .... production sound mixer
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer
G. Michael Graham .... supervising sound editor (as Michael Graham)
Grover B. Helsley .... sound re-recording mixer (as Grover Helsley)
Suzanne Jesse .... foley supervisor
Kristi Johns .... adr editor
Troy Porter .... adr mixer
Richard D. Rogers .... sound re-recording mixer (as Richard Rogers)
Frank Fleming .... sound recordist (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John D. Burkley .... gaffer (as John Burkley)
Bob Greene .... still photographer
Dennis J. Laine .... assistant camera
Rick Marroquin .... grip
Robert D. Shulman .... key grip (as Bob Shulman)
Richard Speed .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Beverlee Dean .... casting: children
Shari Rhodes .... casting: children
Jack Wright .... casting: Kansas
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sonny Merritt .... set costumer
Cheri Reed .... key costumer
Joan Thomas .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Barbara Dunning .... assistant film editor
 
Music Department
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist
Roberta Vidricksen .... vocal coach
 
Transportation Department
Ted Basso .... production van driver operator
Oscar Beguiristain .... transportation co-captain
Christopher Brookman .... production driver
Alan Collis .... transportation coordinator
Manny Demello .... driver
Bubba Thrift .... transportation
 
Other crew
Adam Boster .... production assistant
Brett Botula .... location manager
Judi Brown .... script supervisor
Dawn Dumas .... animal trainer (as Dawn Martin)
Hodgson Eckel .... production assistant
Brenda Findley .... assistant production coordinator (as Brenda Manske)
Madeleine Klein .... animal trainer
Keith Mitchell .... production staff
Stacey Nathan .... assistant: Mr. Jordan
Marsha Paludan .... choreographer
Denny Peterson .... wrangler
Levi Peterson .... wrangler
Michael Stubbs .... location manager
Darren Wiseman .... assistant location manager
Teresa M. Yarbrough .... production coordinator (as Teresa Yarbrough)
Dixie Jones .... assistant production accountant (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Hallmark Hall of Fame: Sarah, Plain and Tall (#40.2)" - USA (anthology series)
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Runtime:
98 min
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
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) (TV) production saved the day. However, the train has been preserved and is on display at the towns museum.See more »
Quotes:
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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FAQ

Is "Sarah, Plain and Tall" based on a book?
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Beautiful story!, 18 January 2002
Author: menaka

Sarah,Plain and Tall was a great pleasure to watch,it was a simple story that was told,just as it should have been,simply.Sarah,almost a mailorder bride,comes to live with a widower and his two young children on the prairie and her life never is the same again.The story revolves around friendships formed,ideals changed and above all the importance of family.No character is a stereotype they are realistic people with their own shortcomings but are essentially good human beings with morals and integrity.Glenn Close and Christopher Walkin bring so many truths to their characters and the chemistry between them is real and heartfelt.A very special movie,great to watch with the family!

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