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Wildflower -- Wildflower - An abused and partially deaf girl is helped back into society by two resourceful children. Wildflower features an all-star cast including Reese Witherspoon, Patricia Arquette and Beau Bridges.


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Writers (WGA):
Sara Flanigan (book)
Sara Flanigan (teleplay)
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Release Date:
3 December 1991 (USA) See more »
An abused and partially deaf girl is helped back into society by two resourceful children. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
2 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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A sensitive treatment of suffering. See more (15 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Beau Bridges ... Jack Perkins

Susan Blakely ... Ada Guthrie

William McNamara ... Sammy Perkins

Reese Witherspoon ... Ellie Perkins

Patricia Arquette ... Alice Guthrie

Norman Max Maxwell ... Ormand Guthrie

Collin Wilcox Paxton ... Bessie Morgan

Richard K. Olsen ... Doc Murphy
Allison Smith ... Lisa Mae

Heather Lynch ... Bertha
Robert Priester ... David Butler
Randy Williams ... Cletus
Rick Warner ... Minister
Charles McLawhorn ... Mayor

E. Michael Hewett ... Ike (as Edward Michael Hewett)
Ennis Atkins ... Old Man

Mary Page Keller ... Church Girl (as Mary Page)

Directed by
Diane Keaton 
Writing credits
Sara Flanigan (book "Alice")

Sara Flanigan (teleplay)

Produced by
Richard Freed .... executive producer
Joseph J. Kelly .... co-producer
Ira E. Laufer .... executive producer
Dennis Stuart Murphy .... line producer
Carroll Newman .... producer
Judith A. Polone .... executive producer
Original Music by
Kenny Edwards 
Jon Gilutin 
Cinematography by
Janusz Kaminski 
Film Editing by
Stephen E. Rivkin 
Casting by
Wendy Kurtzman 
Production Design by
Garreth Stover 
Art Direction by
Chris Cornwell 
Costume Design by
Deena Appel 
Makeup Department
Michelle Johnson .... hair stylist
Cheryl Voss .... makeup artist
Production Management
Mel A. Bishop .... executive in charge of production
Paul D. Goldman .... post-production supervisor
Dennis Stuart Murphy .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Barbara D'Alessandro .... second assistant director
Allan Wertheim .... first assistant director
Art Department
Richard Blake Wester .... property master
George A. Lee .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Sound Department
Steve C. Aaron .... sound mixer
David E. Fluhr .... sound re-recording mixer
George R. Groves Jr. .... sound re-recording mixer (as George Groves Jr.)
Stephen Grubbs .... supervising sound editor
Troy Porter .... sound re-recording mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael A. Broz .... first assistant camera
Mauro Fiore .... gaffer
Gene Poole .... key grip
Mark J. Rainsford .... key grip
Adam Hinson .... electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Laura Adler .... casting associate
Craig Fincannon .... location casting (uncredited)
Mark Fincannon .... location casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kirsten Everberg .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Mark Elson .... assistant editor
Location Management
Anne McCaffrey .... location manager
Music Department
Marty Wereski .... music editor
Transportation Department
Jay Kennedy .... transportation coordinator
Tony Suber .... transportation captain
Other crew
Elizabeth S. Barton .... script supervisor (as Elizabeth Barton)
Susie Benton .... animal trainer
John Deal .... choreographer
Jyllel Syage Dickerman .... production accountant
David Howard .... creative consultant
Wesley C. Johnson .... set production assistant
Jeff Kay .... set production assistant
Suzanne Kent .... production executive
Gérald L'Ecuyer .... creative consultant
Robert L. Rovner .... production associate
Lorene Scarborough .... choreographer
Dean Wright .... production coordinator
E. Michael Hewett .... office production assistant (uncredited)
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120 min | 95 min (DVD)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Television debut of Reese Witherspoon.See more »
Bertha:That's great, Alice, What subjects are you studying?
Alice Guthrie:I learn... reading and writing... I write letter to Sammy! And I learn... I learn twestion marks and commies too.
Bertha:Really? Well, Sammy, did that letter have any "twestion marks" or "commies" in it?
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11 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
A sensitive treatment of suffering., 19 November 2005
Author: plbwild from United Kingdom

Patricia Arquette's best film in my humble opinion. She has obviously, thoroughly researched the conditions suffered by her character and is very convincing. Having one of the conditions myself, I was hesitant about watching this film at first. However, in spite of the Hollywood style happy ending where the bad guy (brilliantly played by Norman Maxwell) got his comeuppance, I still found it to be an interesting and sensitive handling of a subject many people prefer to ignore and hope it'll go away. Beau Bridges' character did appear to come around rather sharply. A change for the better, thank goodness but I wonder if he might have been more reluctant. Having said that, a lot of ground needed to be covered in the hour and a half and it would be churlish of me to downgrade an otherwise wonderful film.

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