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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mr. Cox
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Don Day
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Cora Day
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Big Dave McDermot
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Beatric Day (eldest daughter)
Kaytlyn Knowles ...
Pauline Day
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Mary Day (as Francesca Ruth Eastwood)
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Big Dave's driver
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Roy
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Henry Nakai
Paul Lazar ...
Seymour
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Delbert Tims
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Shirl (waitress)
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Larry Ligstow (owner of Greek restaurant)
Wayne Dehart ...
Robert
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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 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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15 September 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der wunderliche Mr. Cox  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$99,318 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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'Vesti La Giubba' from I Pagliacci
Written by Ruggero Leoncavallo (as Ruggerio Leoncavallo)
Performed by Enrico Caruso
Courtesy of Everest Records
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Wonderful film with over the top performances
8 April 2004 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

I found this film to be one of the most heartwarming,genuine,thrilling and unforgettable ones I'd ever seen.Its simple brilliance is astounding.Robert Duvall gives one of his ten best performances ever as the charming and aging,but maverick drifter who discovers an oil field on the property of the most unlikely to get rich people.Aidan Quinn and Frances Fisher are also marvellous.Clint Eastwood produced this feature and I think it just shows his ability to choose the right projects,an ability he has always had.

If you can't enjoy this,then it means you are one of those who have to have blood and guts,fast cars and hot chicks and action to enjoy yourself.And Iam not of that kind,thank god.All in all,this is the loveliest picture since "Its a wonderful life".Just pay attention and be patient and Iam sure you'll discover its true value.I give this film 10 out of 10!


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