MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 291 this week

Ulee's Gold (1997)

 -  Drama  -  18 July 1997 (USA)
7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 5,358 users   Metascore: 77/100
Reviews: 55 user | 58 critic | 23 from Metacritic.com

A reclusive beekeeper slowly pulls his dysfunctional family back together, but not without having to fight his son's previous dastardly cohorts.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

ON DISC

Editors' Spotlight

Leonard Nimoy: 1931-2015

Best known for his work on "Star Trek," actor and director Leonard Nimoy died on Friday in Los Angeles. Read our full story on his varied career, and view our memorial photo gallery.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 17 Jan 2013
 
a list of 25 titles
created 12 Jun 2013
 
a list of 24 titles
created 30 Jul 2013
 
a list of 22 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 29 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Ulee's Gold" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Ulee's Gold (1997)

Ulee's Gold (1997) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Ulee's Gold.

User Polls

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Spoken Word (2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A San Francisco spoken word artist returns to New Mexico to be with his dying father, only to find he loses his "voice" as he is sucked back in to the dysfunctional life of drugs and violence he left behind.

Director: Victor Nunez
Stars: Kuno Becker, Miguel Sandoval, Rubén Blades
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Ruby, a young woman, arrives in a Florida resort town during the off season to make a fresh start. She gets work as a sales clerk in a souvineer shop run by Mildred Chambers. She dates, and... See full summary »

Director: Victor Nunez
Stars: Ashley Judd, Todd Field, Bentley Mitchum
Summer Catch (2001)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A rich girl whose family summers on Cape Cod has a romance with a local poor boy who hopes to become a major league baseball player.

Director: Michael Tollin
Stars: Freddie Prinze Jr., Jessica Biel, Fred Ward
The Apostle (1997)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

After his happy life spins out of control, a preacher from Texas changes his name, goes to Louisiana and starts preaching on the radio.

Director: Robert Duvall
Stars: Robert Duvall, Todd Allen, Paul Bagget
Coastlines (2002)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

An ex-con returns to his Florida hometown after three years and becomes involved with the wife of his best friend, the local sheriff.

Director: Victor Nunez
Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Josh Brolin, Sarah Wynter
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An impoverished woman who has been forced to choose between a privileged life with her wealthy aunt and her journalist lover, befriends an American heiress. When she discovers the heiress is attracted to her own lover and is dying, she sees a chance to have both the privileged life she cannot give up and the lover she cannot live without.

Director: Iain Softley
Stars: Helena Bonham Carter, Linus Roache, Alex Jennings
Afterglow (1997)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A handyman with marital problems meets a housewife with the same.

Director: Alan Rudolph
Stars: Nick Nolte, Julie Christie, Lara Flynn Boyle
Affliction (1997)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A deeply troubled small town cop investigates a suspicious hunting death while events occur that cause him to mentally disintergrate.

Director: Paul Schrader
Stars: Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek, James Coburn
Easy Rider (1969)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Two counterculture bikers travel from Los Angeles to New Orleans in search of America.

Director: Dennis Hopper
Stars: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson
Crime | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

This story is about a ne'er do well and his girlfriend search for a thief.

Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Stars: John Malkovich, Andie MacDowell, Lolita Davidovich
Gal Young Un (1979)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Gal Young 'Un centers on a spinster woman who lives alone in the woods of north Florida until she is swept off her feet by an opportunistic bootlegger. He marries her for her place and her ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Nunez
Stars: Dana Preu, David Peck, J. Smith-Cameron
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Kenneth Shapiro
Stars: Scott Bakula, Jessica Biel, Brian Stokes Mitchell
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Ulee Jackson
...
Connie Hope
...
Helen Jackson
...
Jimmy Jackson
...
Casey Jackson
...
Penny Jackson
Steven Flynn ...
Eddie Flowers
...
Ferris Dooley
...
Sheriff Bill Floyd
...
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
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Every Year One Film Dares To Be Different...And The Critic's Agree See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 July 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El oro de Ulises  »

Box Office

Budget:

$2,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

DEM 94,032 (Germany) (1 May 1998)

Gross:

DEM 94,032 (Germany) (1 May 1998)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Peter Fonda wore his father's (Henry Fonda) watch throughout filming as a good-luck charm. 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:
[...]
See more »

Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Featured in Biography: The Fondas (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Tupelo Honey
Written by Van Morrison
Used by Permission of WB Music Corp. & Caledonia Soul Music (ASCAP)
Administered by WB Music Corp.
Performed by Van Morrison
Courtesy of Exile Productions/Polydor Ltd.
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Peter Hits a Homer
22 September 1999 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

Peter Fonda plays Ulee, a middle-aged beekeeper raising his incarcerated son's two daughters in rural northern Florida. Suddenly two of his son's partners in crime show up, dump the son's wife (who had abandoned the family years before) on their doorstep, and begin menacing around looking for lost loot. Ulee tries to do the right thing, but while "keeping it in the family".

Most directors and screenwriters today would go for tautness and intensity. Not here, though it is not lacking in drama. This is a study in family dynamics as three generations (and neighbors) try to pull it together and address the crises that confronts them.

Rent this movie. It is subtle, well-crafted, and the best work Peter Fonda has done in decades.


14 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
should have won Best actor!!! samariley
Question about ending vallendester
Exactly where filmed? cil
Ulee's hatred toward the sheriff? don-249
Impressive character development increases value of film thirsch-2
What's so great about it? gtrz
Discuss Ulee's Gold (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?