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PG | | Drama, Comedy | 11 October 1996 (USA)
After his mother's death, Collin Fenwick goes to live with his father's cousins, the wealthy, avaricious, and controlling Verena Talbo, and her compliant, earthy sister Dolly. When a city ... See full summary »

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After his mother's death, Collin Fenwick goes to live with his father's cousins, the wealthy, avaricious, and controlling Verena Talbo, and her compliant, earthy sister Dolly. When a city slicker comes to town and convinces Verena to market Dolly's locally-famous tonic, Dolly finally gets some backbone, refuses to divulge the formula, and heads for a tree house with Collin and Catherine, the loyal maid. Verena, who has most of the town in her pocket, sics the law on the renegades. Dolly, Catherine, and Collin find a supporter in a retired judge, Charlie Cool, who's attracted to Dolly. Will Verena's venom win out? And what about that city slicker? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated PG for mild language and thematic elements | See all certifications »
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$8,000,000 (estimated)

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$117,161 (USA) (11 October 1996)

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$493,007 (USA) (29 November 1996)
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Final filmed screenplay written by Stirling Silliphant. See more »

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Tommy DeVito: [after Henry, Jimmy, and Tommy beat Billy Bates they start placing him on a couple of table cloths. Tommy turns to Henry] I didn't wanna get blood on your floor.
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I'M UP A TREE
Written by Al Stillman, Chick Webb, Charles L. Cooke
Performed by Ella Fitzgerald with the Chick Webb Orchestra
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A delightful movie.
3 July 2000 | by (Darien, Ct.) – See all my reviews

A delightful movie from Truman Capote's memoir of his boyhood in the South. It is both tender and poignant. The acting is excellent. Piper Laurie as the orphan's free-spirited aunt is superb. Sissey Spacek as the other aunt is excellent. The atmosphere of that time, comes alive. A worthwhile movie for those with a tender heart.


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