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Ulee's Gold (1997)

R | | Drama | 18 July 1997 (USA)
A reclusive beekeeper slowly pulls his dysfunctional family back together, but not without having to fight his son's previous dastardly cohorts.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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Ulee Jackson
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Connie Hope
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Helen Jackson
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Jimmy Jackson
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Casey Jackson
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Penny Jackson
Steven Flynn ...
Eddie Flowers
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Ferris Dooley
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Sheriff Bill Floyd
Traber Burns ...
Chance Barrow
Ryan Marshall ...
Charley Myers
Chad Fish ...
Markie
Will Sexton ...
Child at Rest Stop
Dale C. Marshall ...
Beekeeper Assistant
James T. Whitehurst ...
Beekeeper Assistant
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Storyline

Ulee is called one day by his incarcerated son, Jimmy, asking for a favor. Jimmy will repay his debts if they save his wife, Helen, from hoodlums. Ulee must now risk his and his family's lives to save Helen. Written by Robert Krzanowski <stonedpsycho@hotmail.com>

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Drama

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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18 July 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El oro de Ulises  »

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Budget:

$2,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$89,563 (USA) (13 June 1997)

Gross:

$9,054,736 (USA) (6 March 1998)
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Trivia

Nick Nolte turned down the lead role because he felt it was too similar to the character he had played in The Prince of Tides (1991). See more »

Goofs

When Ulee is having lunch at the Seafood Grill Restaurant which is located in Franklin County. When the sheriff parks next to Ulee's truck, you can see Gulf County on the door which is the next county over. See more »

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[first lines]
Chance Barrow: So he says to me, I just soon they cut and stay off just north of Orlando. And let the bottom half go, right out into the Gulf. Say it didn't sound like such a bad idea...
Ulysses Ulee Jackson: Fair enough on the uh, Bakery Bridge, Chance. I want 92 for the Tupelo.
Chance Barrow: Ulee!
Ulysses Ulee Jackson: I could sell it myself... Fact is I've been thinking of doing just that.
Chance Barrow: Can you expect by next Thursday?
Ulysses Ulee Jackson: I can give you 39 barrels, I'll keep the rest...
Chance Barrow: You're not workin' as many bees these days, can you deliver?
Ulysses Ulee Jackson: I said 30. I'm ready...
Chance Barrow:
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Crazy Credits

The bees are thanked at the end of the credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Family Stone (2005) See more »

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Flower of the Hour
Written by Lida Husik
Used by Permission of On The Ledge Music/Husik Musik
Performed by Lida Husik
Courtesy of Caroline Records, Inc.
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Fond of Fonda
11 December 2000 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

This movie is great in a number of ways. For a start, it shows Peter Fonda is a truly accomplished screen actor and not merely Henry's son, Jane's brother or Bridget's dad. It is a pity that he has had so few good roles to play over the years and his acting career has been largely disappointing. However,he totally brings the character of Ulee to life . Ulee is a decent man trying to do the right thing and when you see this film you are behind him all the way, willing him to overcome all the obstacles he encounters.This film, while a mostly straightforward simple tale,lifts the spirits and is a direct result of how positive the script is. Peter Fonda should make more films like this or he soon might find himself looking for the few good 'grandfather' roles out there in the movie world.


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