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Digging to China (1997)

PG  |   |  Drama  |  11 September 1998 (USA)
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10-year-old Harriet dreams of leaving her home, where she doesn't feel she's needed by her mother and sister Gwen. When her mother dies in a car accident, she really starts to make plans ... See full summary »

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10-year-old Harriet dreams of leaving her home, where she doesn't feel she's needed by her mother and sister Gwen. When her mother dies in a car accident, she really starts to make plans for leaving and she finally does so together with her childlike (mentally ill) friend Ricky. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG for thematic elements and some emotional moments | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

Egy alagút Kínába  »

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Opening Weekend:

$19,162 (USA) (11 September 1998)

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$33,556 (USA) (18 September 1998)
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Trivia

Evan Rachel Wood's movie debut. See more »

Goofs

Harriet's legs change position from shot to shot when she's coloring on the floor. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Harriet: My mother lived in one world. I was always looking for another.
Harriet: Once I tried to squeeze down a rabbit hole.
[fire department arriving]
Harriet: Then I tried digging all the way to China.
[sparks fly]
Harriet: That's when I learned a mysterious electric force protected the center of the Earth. Then I tried to make the carpet from the front hall fly me to Persia.
Harriet: I always wish for the same two things, which are really only one thing. I want something magical to happen to me. And I wanted my mother to ...
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Features The Dating Game (1965) See more »

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Magic Carpet Ride
Written by John Kay and Rushton Moreve
Performed by Steppenwolf
Courtesy of MCA Records
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6 October 1998 | by (Bufu) – See all my reviews

even though at first I thought it was going to be about some Chinese people digging a hole (no I didn't know anything about it before seeing it, so sue me) it's not and it's really a good movie, even if you don't particularly like Kevin Bacon (not that I don't...I just don't worship the man) because he plays a retarded man and it's hard to tell he's really kevin....so, I like the movie, yeah.


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