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Writers (WGA):
Tina Howe (play)
Lynn Roth (teleplay)
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Release Date:
13 February 1993 (USA) See more »
After a long absence, artist Margaret Church returns to her aging parent's home to finish a portrait of them... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Golden Globe. See more »
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A good folksy story See more (4 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Gregory Peck ... Gardner Church

Lauren Bacall ... Fanny Church

Cecilia Peck ... Margaret Church

Paul McCrane ... Bartel

Donna Mitchell ... Marissa Pindar
Joyce O'Connor ... Samantha Button
Mitchell Laurance ... Ted Button

William Prince ... Hubert Hayden
Augusta Dabney ... Elizabeth Hayden
John Murphy ... Charles Wicstrom
Marty McGaw ... Amelia Wicstrom
John Bennes ... Bradley
Ed Lillard ... Alan
David Chandler ... Andre
Lucille Patton ... Saleswoman

Collin Wilcox Paxton ... Chancellor

Richard K. Olsen ... Doctor
Pearl Jones ... Grocery Clerk
Elizabeth Ann Klein ... Faculty Wife #1
Jan Leslie ... Faculty Wife #2
George Gray ... Gallery Man
James Firth ... Tivers
Elliot Easton ... Contractor

Directed by
Arthur Penn 
Writing credits
Tina Howe (play "Painting Churches")

Lynn Roth (teleplay)

Produced by
Scott U. Adam .... co-producer
Linda Berman .... co-producer
Robert Greenwald .... executive producer
David Haugland .... co-producer
Philip K. Kleinbart .... producer
Gregory Peck .... executive producer
Richard Schmiechen .... co-producer
Carla Singer .... executive producer
Original Music by
Cynthia Millar 
Cinematography by
Richard Quinlan 
Film Editing by
Janet Bartels-Vandagriff 
Casting by
Patricia McCorkle  (as Pat McCorkle)
Production Design by
Robert Guerra 
Set Decoration by
Andrew Bernard 
Costume Design by
Julie Weiss 
Makeup Department
Judy Crown .... key hair stylist
Norman T. Leavitt .... makeup artist: Gregory Peck
Wayne Massarelli .... makeup department head
Production Management
Scott U. Adam .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jerry Ballew .... assistant director
Todd Turner .... assistant director
Art Department
José Matos .... construction coordinator
Kate Miller .... art department coordinator
Gretta Sarfaty .... paintings
Sound Department
David C. Eichhorn .... sound editor
G. Michael Graham .... supervising sound editor
Douglas L. Hill .... boom operator
Steven R. Smith .... sound mixer
Richard S. Steele .... sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Robin Buerki .... Steadicam operator
Joseph E. Gallagher .... assistant camera (as Joseph Gallagher)
Thomas Greco .... Steadicam assistant
Peyton Skelton .... grip
Alicia Weber .... camera operator
Casting Department
Craig Fincannon .... location casting
Mark Fincannon .... location casting
Editorial Department
Jay Bienstock .... additional editor
Music Department
Kathy Durning .... music editor
Other crew
Lexie Longstreet .... script supervisor

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Also Known As:
90 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Working title: "Painting Churches"See more »


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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
A good folksy story, 6 April 2006
Author: dbjack from United States

The actors, directors, and camera people did a nice job making this movie, the story was very loose. I was an extra in this movie and can attest that Gregory Peck was a great person in addition to his incredible acting talent. Director Penn got a lot out of the story and worked very hard. True story, shooting on Duke campus had to be suspended for thirty minutes for the bells in Duke Chapel. It was an exasperating day of shooting and Penn's facial expressions and comments when told it was an unavoidable break were priceless. It is well acted and a good Sunday afternoon over a cold glass of sweetened ice tea kind of movie.

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