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The story is located in Los Angeles in the sixties. An energetic widow, Frances Lacey, with her six children try to make a dream of theirs come true: to have a home of their own. Therefore ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Frances Lacey
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Clarissa Lassig ...
Lynn Lacey
Sarah Schaub ...
Faye Lacey
Miles Feulner ...
Murray Lacey
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Annie Lacey
T.J. Lowther ...
Craig Lacey
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Mr. Munimura
Tony Campisi ...
Norman
David Jensen ...
Mr. Hilliard (as Dave Jensen)
H.E.D. Redford ...
Mr. King
Melvin Ward ...
Father Tomlin
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Mr. Wolters
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Gas Station Attendant (as Don Ré Sampson)
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Mr. Whitman
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Storyline

The story is located in Los Angeles in the sixties. An energetic widow, Frances Lacey, with her six children try to make a dream of theirs come true: to have a home of their own. Therefore they leave Los Angeles and head for the countryside, while facing all kinds of difficulties during their journey. Written by Volker Boehm

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They had nothing... and tried to find their dream

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Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language and violence in a family drama | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

5 November 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A mi házunk  »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$1,703,282 (USA)
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Narrator: When you're really really poor, everything you see is something you can't have.
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Soundtracks

La Force Du Destin
Performed by The Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra
Written by Giuseppe Verdi
Courtesy of Promusic, Inc.
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I lived it!
27 August 2004 | by (wilmington, nc) – See all my reviews

I know a lot of folks talked about this movie being so heartwrenching, and at time a tear jerker, but this movie is as close to my childhood as I can imagine. We weren't quite as poor, but I really grew up in a half-finished house and we were pretty tight on money. We never finished our house, but my mom sent three kids to damn good colleges and private schools while supporting us on a teacher's salary.

And Kathy Bates nailed it just right. I think that this movie portrays a lot of things about people who are struggling to get by, and it does it in a way that is very evenly balanced. I mean, her character is mostly sympathetic, but she shuts people out too. She's proud to a fault. She wants so much to do it all on her own, that she doesn't seem to realize just how much help she needs. That sense that she is all alone in it; that's how we felt. I'm sure that's how my parents felt. I liked how she found friends who knew how to handle her pride and still help her.

I loved this movie but it is hard for me to watch!

I never got nails for Christmas, though!

I think the bit about the disclaimer that this is all fiction is just the standard CYA language the lawyers put in at the end of every movie. There's lots of novels that are "fiction" that are true.


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