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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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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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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 »

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


Soundtracks

Sophisticated Lady
Written by Duke Ellington, Irving Mills and Mitchell Parish
Used by Permission of EMI Mills, Inc. and Famous Music Corp.
Performed by Billie Holiday (as Billie Holliday)
Courtesy of Verve Records
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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Good stuff. Slow, but that's OK.
17 February 2001 | by (Houston) – See all my reviews

A pretty good little movie. The pace is a little slow, and often not much seems to be happening. This is not a bad thing here. Hollywood is usually so formulaic that they must not be discouraged when they try something a little different. Everything worked well here, the acting, the photography, the direction. Yes, Peter Fonda turned in a fine performance. I wonder if as much would have been made of this if Fonda hadn't spent most of his career playing in total stinkers, though. The small-time crooks, Fonda must deal with (including his son) are such losers they seem directly imported from an Elmore Leonard novel. Special mention for the child actress Vanessa Zima (Penny Jackson). She performed wonderfully in her role, full of soulful and meaningful looks. Either she is a very good child actress, or the casting director did a great job finding a girl who looks the part.


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