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A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998)

 -  Drama  -  18 September 1998 (USA)
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This fictionalized story, based on the family life of writer James Jones, is an emotionless slice-of-life story. Jones here is portrayed as Bill Willis, a former war hero and now successful... See full summary »

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Bill Willis
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Marcella Willis
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Charlotte Anne 'Channe' Willis, Age 14
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Mrs. Fortescue
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Candida
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Billy Willis, Age 14
Harley Cross ...
Keith Carter
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Mamadou (as Isaac De Bankole)
Macha Méril ...
Madame Beauvier (as Macha Meril)
Nathalie Richard ...
Mademoiselle Fournier
Anthony Roth Costanzo ...
Francis Fortescue
Bob Swaim ...
Bob Smith
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Billy's Mother
Luisa Conlon ...
Young Charlotte Anne 'Channe' Willis, Age 7
Samuel Gruen ...
Benoit / Young Billy Willis, Age 7
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This fictionalized story, based on the family life of writer James Jones, is an emotionless slice-of-life story. Jones here is portrayed as Bill Willis, a former war hero and now successful author who obviously drinks too much and is starting to experience health problems. Living in France with his wife, daughter, and an adopted son, the family travels an unconventional road that leaves all of them as outsiders to others. Preaching a sexual freedom, his daughter's sexual acceptance begins at an early age and betrays her when the family moves to Hanover in America. Her sexuality is definitely not the normal for American teens and gives her a bad reputation and outcasts her. Meanwhile her brooding brother struggles with his own inner turmoils about his early desertion in life. Only within the tight knit confines of his family is he comfortable to even speak. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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The city of lights. A famous American author and the decade that changed a generation...forever.

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Opening Weekend:

$39,517 (USA) (18 September 1998)

Gross:

$1,759,596 (USA) (20 November 1998)
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The family is watching Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974) on TV, which was not even released to theatres until 1974, but we later see a date on a gravestone of 1973 (which means the TV scene was probably set in 1972, since there was an intervening New Year's Eve scene). See more »

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The cast part of the credits is divided into three parts: First "Billy" (1-27), Then "Francis" (28-41), and finally "Daddy" (42-51) See more »

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O mio babbino caro
(from "Gianni Schicchi")
Composed by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Giovacchino Forzano
Performed by Anthony Roth Costanzo
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Luisa Conlon****
27 August 2000 | by (Arctic) – See all my reviews

If you're into a nice, structured movie, with no plot holes, and plenty of character development, this movie should not be on your list! A lot of times, characters do things, and you just don't know why, and don't really care because of this.

I'm not that big into watching movies that have the above criteria, if it makes up for it in other ways. Kris Kristofferson is nothing but his usual self(ugh), Leelee is good, the boy who plays her effeminate friend is VERY good, Barbara Hershey is kind of funny(only sometimes), but the one redeeming character in this "mess" of a movie (with a very anti-climactic ending) is Channe as a little girl, played by ---- Luisa Conlon ----.

One question: WHY HASN'T THIS GIRL BEEN IN ANY OTHER MOVIES?!! If you rent this movie for no other reason, (except maybe for the effeminate American boy living in France w/a British mother) watch this actress. I truly call her an actress because this girl KNOWS how she looks on camera, and TRIES to make herself look a certain way when she's acting. She TRULY seduces the camera with her skills. Too bad she's only in the first half of the film.

-Sep


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