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The Stars Fell on Henrietta (1995)

PG | | Drama | 15 September 1995 (USA)
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The setting is early America during the oil boom. An elderly, down on his luck 'oil man', Mr. Cox finds himself in the town of Henrietta. Using unconventional methods, he convinces himself ... See full summary »





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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mr. Cox
Don Day
Cora Day
Big Dave McDermot
Beatric Day (eldest daughter)
Kaytlyn Knowles ...
Pauline Day
Mary Day (as Francesca Ruth Eastwood)
Big Dave's driver
Henry Nakai
Paul Lazar ...
Delbert Tims
Shirl (waitress)
Larry Ligstow (owner of Greek restaurant)
Wayne Dehart ...


The setting is early America during the oil boom. An elderly, down on his luck 'oil man', Mr. Cox finds himself in the town of Henrietta. Using unconventional methods, he convinces himself and local Don Day that there is oil on Day's land. The financially strapped Day puts everything into finding oil...but at what cost? Written by P. Wong <pwong@nt.net>

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Release Date:

15 September 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der wunderliche Mr. Cox  »

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Box Office


$13,000,000 (estimated)


$99,318 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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'Vesti La Giubba' from I Pagliacci
Written by Ruggero Leoncavallo (as Ruggerio Leoncavallo)
Performed by Enrico Caruso
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Awesome movie!
23 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a heartfelt movie. Especially since I live in Henrietta Texas. I have lived here for about 6 years now and enjoy this small little town. People in this town are so sweet and hard working. So this movie caught my heart a little more being that I live here. We have very old buildings, houses, churches and a lot of history. We have an annual Pioneer Reunion every September, I believe going on 78 years now. Our old jail museum is a sight and it has a lot of history as well. Our courthouse is absolutely beautiful. If anyone ever gets a chance come see our little town. A lot of people will come here and say there isn't much to do here but if you get the right person they can show you so much history. I believe our school system uses this movie for a homework project as well. There were a lot of great actors in this movie that nailed the personalities around here.

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