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A Good Baby (2000)

 -  Drama  -  1 December 2000 (USA)
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A young loner wandering the back roads of North Carolina comes across an abandoned baby. He immediately starts seeking the baby's parents, but starts developing a bond with the child that ... See full summary »

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Raymond Toker
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Truman Lester
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Josephine Priddy
Danny Nelson ...
Hindmarch
Jayne Morgan ...
Sarah
Allison Glenn ...
Sister
Jerry Foster ...
Trout
Jerry Rushing ...
Wallace
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Lena
Hannah Grady ...
Baby
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Cal
Lance Holland ...
Man Fixing Truck
Bob Post ...
Man Fixing Truck
Palma Kauppert ...
Woman Shaking Rug
April Chapman ...
Farm Woman
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A young loner wandering the back roads of North Carolina comes across an abandoned baby. He immediately starts seeking the baby's parents, but starts developing a bond with the child that explores his own isolated roots. In true bad guy fashion, a traveling salesman appears and truths about the baby's origin start to unravel. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Lyrical little country film
30 October 2001 | by (Tampa, Florida) – See all my reviews

A sweet-natured young mountain man with a sad past (Henry Thomas) comes upon an abandoned baby girl in the woods and instantly falls in love with her. The town elders generally support him in keeping the child, though a local temptress (Cara Seymour) thinks little of the new family. A determined little girl on a long walk and a sinister travelling salesman (David Strathairn at his creepiest) have parallel stories which converge in a fateful way. This is a charming slice-of-life in the Ozarks in the same vein as "Where The Lillies Bloom" & "The Dollmaker". All three were shot on location in those beautiful hills and cover the lives of simple-living -- but not simple-minded -- American folk. A minimum of strong language and brief but pointed violence make this fairly-safe family viewing.


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