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Ulee's Gold (1997)

 -  Drama  -  18 July 1997 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
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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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The story of a family on the edge, and a man who brought them back. See more »

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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:

DEM 94,032 (Germany) (1 May 1998)

Gross:

DEM 94,032 (Germany) (1 May 1998)
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Trivia

Coincidentally, Peter Fonda's dad Henry Fonda had been an amateur beekeeper for a period during his acting career. See more »

Goofs

When Ulee is being knifed the perpetrator uses an underarm swing, which would place the wound in his lower back. The view changes to inside the truck and the perpetrator's arm is shown as over handed which would cause a wound near the shoulder where it is shown to be. See more »

Quotes

[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 »

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Featured in The 70th Annual Academy Awards (1998) 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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2 greedy men make life uncomfortable for a beekeeper
4 April 1999 | by (Broken Bow, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

Excellent tale about a man who gets involved with 2 men intent on getting their hands on a stash of stolen loot from an armored car robbery. Unique story with an actor I haven't seen since he hit middle age. Peter Fonda still has the same soulful eyes he had when I first saw him in "Wild Angels" back in the mid-60's. His acting has improved considerably over the years; I thought his old underground films were somewhat amateurish back then. This was a fine movie which reminded me a little of his western "The Hired Hand" from some 20 years ago. Well worth watching.


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