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Ulee's Gold -- 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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Director:
Writer:
Victor Nunez (written by)
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Release Date:
18 July 1997 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The story of a family on the edge, and a man who brought them back. See more »
Plot:
A reclusive beekeeper slowly pulls his dysfunctional family back together, but not without having to fight his son's previous dastardly cohorts. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 10 wins & 14 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Beautiful See more (60 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Peter Fonda ... Ulee Jackson

Patricia Richardson ... Connie Hope

Christine Dunford ... Helen Jackson

Tom Wood ... Jimmy Jackson

Jessica Biel ... Casey Jackson

Vanessa Zima ... Penny Jackson
Steven Flynn ... Eddie Flowers

Dewey Weber ... Ferris Dooley

J. Kenneth Campbell ... 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
Charles Branner ... Beekeeper Assistant
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jim Flanagan ... Pool Player (uncredited)

Directed by
Victor Nunez 
 
Writing credits
Victor Nunez (written by)

Produced by
Sam Gowan .... co-producer
Stewart Lippe .... line producer
Peter Saraf .... co-producer
Edward Saxon .... executive producer
John Sloss .... executive producer
Valerie Thomas .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Charles Engstrom 
 
Cinematography by
Virgil Mirano (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Victor Nunez 
 
Casting by
Judy Courtney 
 
Production Design by
Pat Garner 
 
Art Direction by
Debbie DeVilla 
 
Set Decoration by
Charles Kulsziski 
 
Costume Design by
Marilyn Wall-Asse 
 
Makeup Department
Jimmy Jay .... assistant hair stylist
Jimmy Jay .... assistant makeup artist
Marilyn Wall-Asse .... supervising hair stylist
Marilyn Wall-Asse .... supervising makeup artist
Hope Sky White .... makeup production assistant
Danica Winter .... makeup production assistant
 
Production Management
Jennifer Fong .... unit production manager
Melissa Shepard Sykes .... production manager: Bee World
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Aloura Melissa Charles .... second assistant director
Gus Holzer .... assistant director
Tim Lewis .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Scott R. Ashley .... art department production assistant
Joan Bernier .... scenic
Michael Caparelli .... carpenter
Chris DesMarais .... property master
Russell D. DeYoung .... scenic
Patrick Fatica .... art department production assistant (as Patrick Edward Fatica)
Greg Garner .... carpenter
Linda Hall .... art department production assistant
Chris Hierholzer .... carpenter
David Kahler .... assistant art director
Ritch Klein .... art department production assistant
Laura Lerner .... art department production assistant
Dean Lowry .... construction supervisor
Ryan Marshall .... assistant property master
Eric Perez .... art department production assistant
Jerry Roberts .... carpenter
Linda Seyfert .... art department production assistant
Todd A. Stuart .... art department production assistant
 
Sound Department
Tim J. Carroll .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Alberto García .... sound effects designer
Alberto García .... sound effects editor
Gus Holzer .... foley supervisor
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist
Jon Oh .... adr recordist
Dominick Tavella .... sound re-recording engineer
Pete Winter .... dialogue editor
Pete Winter .... production sound mixer
Pete Winter .... sound designer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Bramley .... photographer
Michael Caparelli .... second assistant camera
Robert Consentino .... gaffer
Sean Coyne .... key dolly grip
Jim Flanagan .... second grip
Greg Garner .... first assistant camera
Raymond Vincent Hinst .... third grip
Victor Nunez .... camera operator
Vincent Nunez .... video assist operator
Joel Stirnkorb .... key lighting grip
Albert Tablanza .... best boy electric
Mark Wojciechowski .... swing electrician
Joachim Hellenes .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Lisa Essary .... casting associate
Bill Ingram .... casting assistant
Melissa Rapack .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lisa Martin .... costume co-designer (as Lisa Martin-Stuart)
Hope Sky White .... wardrobe production assistant
Danica Winter .... wardrobe production assistant
 
Editorial Department
Adam Boome .... lightworks consultant
Gus Holzer .... first assistant editor
Jean Nakahara .... post-production coordinator
Vincent Nunez .... second assistant editor
Tom Salvatore .... color timer
Pax Wassermann .... first assistant film editor
Pete Winter .... lightworks assistant
 
Location Management
Sherrill Smith .... location manager
Buddy Varner .... location consultant
 
Music Department
Lamar Alsop .... musician: viola
Abraham Appleman .... musician: violin
Julien Barber .... musician: viola
Bruce David Barth .... musician: piano (as Bruce Barth)
John Beal .... musician: bass
Paula Bing .... musician: flute
Martha Caplin-Silverman .... musician: violin
Emile Charlap .... music preparation
Emile Charlap .... orchestra contractor
Gary Chester .... music recording engineer
Sonny Kompanek .... conductor
Sonny Kompanek .... orchestrator
Ann Leathers .... musician: violin
Richard Locker .... musician: cello
Emily Mitchell .... musician: harp
David Murphy .... music editor
Sandra Park .... musician: violin
Paul Peabody .... musician: violin
John Pintavalle .... musician: violin
Joel Pitchon .... musician: violin
Susan Pray .... musician: viola (as Sue Pray)
Matthew Raimondi .... musician: violin
Richard Rood .... musician: violin
Richard Sortomme .... musician: violin
Alex Steyermark .... music supervisor
Maisie Weissman .... assistant to music supervisor
Eric Wyrick .... musician: violin
 
Transportation Department
Jim Flanagan .... swing driver
 
Other crew
Rachel Aberly .... unit publicist
Myra A. Berg .... set tutor
Steve Bowen .... post-production auditor
Bruce Brashear .... additional legal assistance
Paul Brennan .... legal services
Jonathan Demme .... presenter
Terry Edinger .... post-production auditor
Eric Faden .... production office assistant
Clare Gushman .... set production assistant
Josh Gutterman .... key set production assistant (as Joshua Gutterman)
Janelle Johnson .... bee consultant
Warren Johnson .... bee consultant
Alan J. Lam .... production auditor
Constance Lamboy .... paramedic
Ben Lanier .... bee consultant
Glynnis Lanier .... bee consultant
L.L. Lanier .... bee consultant
Martha Lanier .... bee consultant
Stewart Lippe .... dog wrangler
Byrd Lewis Mashburn .... set production assistant
Susanna Orencia .... set production assistant
Jodi Peikoff .... legal services
John Sloss .... legal services
Bayard Stern .... set production assistant
Joice Stewart .... assistant production auditor
Cindy Thomas .... set production assistant
Marie-Jo Gausseres Vozza .... production office coordinator
George Watkins .... bee consultant
Neda Armian .... assistant to producer (uncredited)
Miura Smith .... assistant to producer (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Veronica Armistead .... special thanks: The Bucaneer Inn, St. George Island
Debbie Buchanan .... special thanks: Florida Department of Corrections
Chris Burns .... special thanks
Ronald Carter .... special thanks: Florida national guard armory, Apalachicola (as Sergeant Ronald Carter)
Laurence P. Cutts .... special thanks: assistant chief, Bureau of Apiary Inspections, Florida Dept. of Agriculture
Gill Dennis .... special thanks
Wayne Dooley .... special thanks: IGA, Apalachicola
Pat Dunnil .... special thanks
Ken Dykes .... special thanks: Emerald Coast Hospital, Apalachicola
Catherine Green .... special thanks: The Lamar Hotel, Orlando
Jerry Hall .... special thanks: The Grill, Apalachicola
Beverly Hewitt .... special thanks: The Grill, Apalachicola
Betty Hicks .... special thanks: The Bucaneer Inn, St. George Island
Holling C. Holling .... acknowledgment: "Paddle-To-The-Sea" copyright by
Markus Janner .... special thanks
Gerald Lewter .... special thanks: Port St. Joe elemantary school principal
Ron McAndrew .... special thanks: Gulf County correctional facility
William McCart .... special thanks
Frank McKeithen .... special thanks: Gulf County sheriff
Charles Meiner .... special thanks: The Lamar Hotel, Orlando
Bill Nisselson .... special thanks
Al Pierce .... special thanks
Mary Proulx .... special thanks: International House of Pancakes, Orlando
Warren Roddenberry .... special thanks: Franklin County sheriff
Gary Salt .... special thanks
Jennie Sanborn .... special thanks: Carrabelle City commissioner
Harry K. Singletary .... special thanks: secretary, Florida Department of Corrections
Richard Skeete .... special thanks
Susan Solburg .... special thanks: Possum Tracks Studio, Sopchoppy
Tim Spitzer .... special thanks
Lynn Stephens .... special thanks: Emerald Coast Hospital, Apalachicola
Billy Traylor .... special thanks: Gulf County commissioner
Nancy Varner .... special thanks
Ruth Varner .... special thanks
Tom Weller .... special thanks: Trinity Episcopal Church, Apalachicola (as Father Tom Weller)
Walter Wilder .... special thanks: Gulf County school board superintendent
Irwin Young .... special thanks
 
Crew verified as complete


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MPAA:
Rated R for language
Runtime:
113 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

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:
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
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:Well - it's gonna be a good year. At least as long as they can keep the Chinese from dumping their honey.
[...]
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Movie Connections:
Featured in "Biography: The Fondas" (2004)See more »
Soundtrack:
Persinthia, Lawdro, and JohnSee more »

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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Beautiful, 29 May 1999
Author: emily (emily85647@aol.com) from New Jersey

Although many people say this film is slow and has no action, that is not true in many areas. It IS mostly a drama on the life of a middle-aged beekeeper and his family's problems. But there are also many scary situations, and although there are no actual fights, the scenes between Ulee and his son's cohorts are realistically tense. Peter Fonda is a brilliant actor and Patricia Richardson shows us her talents as well.

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