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Digging to China (1997)

PG | | Drama | 11 September 1998 (USA)
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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Miss Mosher
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Eric (as Robert Putney)
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Flirting Man (as Keith Harris)
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Girl in Classroom
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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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friend | sister | alcoholic | ufo | grief | See All (178) »

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

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11 September 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Egy alagút Kínába  »

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Opening Weekend:

$19,162 (USA) (13 September 1998)

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$33,556 (USA) (20 September 1998)
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Although they play mother and daughter, Mary Stuart Masterson is only six years younger than her on-screen mother Cathy Moriarty. 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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Soundtracks

Mas Que Nada
Written by Jorge Ben Jor (as Jorge Ben)
Performed by Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66 (as Brazil '66)
Courtesy of A&M Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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Terrific movie...a human interest story
18 April 1999 | by (Jew jersey) – See all my reviews

Kevin Bacon was phenomenon...Evan Rachel Wood was great also. Would love to see Evan do more movies.

It's these kind of movies that hardly ever are talked about. People want junk movies with violence and mayhem.

Bravo Kevin Bacon


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