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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 »
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Nice little movie See more (12 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Glenn Close ... Sarah Wheaton

Christopher Walken ... Jacob Witting

Lexi Randall ... Anna Witting
Malgorzata Zajaczkowska ... Maggie Grant (as Margaret Sophie Stein)
Jon DeVries ... Matthew Grant
Christopher Bell ... Caleb Witting

James Rebhorn ... William Wheaton
Woody Watson ... Jess Stearns
Betty Laird ... Mrs. Parkley
Marc Penney ... Ticket Agent
Kara Beth Taylor ... Rose
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Larry Moran ... Jedidiah (uncredited)

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)
 
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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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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John and Ada Bryan's old home served as the Whiting house. The Bryan's lived in the home from 1948 to 1960 before moving. Although they thought about selling the house, the couldn't bring themselves to do it, citing that their kids would never forgive them. Although the house was in very bad shape, it was remodeled by a movie company who wanted it to shoot a movie called "The Last Cattle Drive". Extensive renovations were completed, including enlarging the doors so camera equipment could come in and out. However, the movie plans were scrapped, but when a location scout for Sarah, Plain & Tall came upon the house, he knew he'd found an ideal location.See more »
Quotes:
Anna Witting:[playfully] I thought when you were born, I said you were homely and plain. And you had terrible holler and a horrid smell.
Caleb Witting:[sadly] And that it was my fault mama died the next morning?
Anna Witting:[walks over to Caleb and hugs him] I never thought that Caleb. Never. I forgot to say good night to her, that's all I could think about.
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Nice little movie, 18 March 2000
Author: Milhaud (francois.laval@videotron.ca) from Québec, Québec, Canada

Nice little movie about life in the Prairie and about how a young widower can make a new life, and how his two children can relate to a new women coming to their home to "replace" their mother. No clichés (there could have been scores of them), sensitive story, good casting. Never before that movie had I sensed how Kansas and Maine, two states in the same country, can be so far apart, geographically and culturally.

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