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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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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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Also Known As:

El oro de Ulises  »

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$2,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$89,563 (USA) (15 June 1997)

Gross:

$9,054,736 (USA) (8 March 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 Eddie attacks Ulee with the knife he uses an underarm motion, which would place the wound in his lower back. Then when the view changes to inside the truck the wound is shown on the upper part of the back, near the shoulder blade, which would be in the wrong part of his back. 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 »


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No Fuck'n Problem
Written by Mike Muir and Mike Clark
Used by Permission of Sony/ATV Song LLC/You'll Be Sorry Music (BMI)
Performed by Suicidal Tendencies
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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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.


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