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10-year-old Kathy prefers pigtails to curls and runs away for the day to avoid a hair appointment. While... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Joy Chesser ... Sybil Wilson
Radha Delamarter ... Mildred Buckwalter

Lisa Foster ... Estelle Nall
Jerry Franks ... Billy Joe Jackson
Terry Franks ... Bobby Joe Jackson
Travis Hackelton ... Shorty Gillespie
James Hartsell ... Mr. Williams
Jason King ... Kevin McBride
Tim Looney ... Orval Ferguson
Shane McCuan ... Eddie Nall
Torey McManis ... Ray Buckwalter, Jr.
Jennifer Miller ... Kathy Buckwalter
Amy Pettigrew ... Sarah Ann Phillips
Jennie Pettigrew ... Mrs. Wilson
Carl Plant ... Carl Jamison
McKala Roberts ... Belinda Nall
Tim Simpson ... Bubba Ferguson
Lemuel Sisson ... Abraham Washington
Graham Timbes ... Dudley Nall
Tim Vent ... Ray Don Childress
Bill Vint ... Ray Buckwalter
Nicole Walls ... Eloise Wilson
Patricia Weatherford ... Mrs. Jackson
Jordan Weeks ... Jeeter Thomas

Directed by
Beth Brickell 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Beth Brickell 
Carter R. Brickell  associate writer
Mary Shryock Brickell  associate writer

Produced by
Beth Brickell .... producer
Craig Storper .... associate producer
Ken Winber .... associate producer
Original Music by
Thomas Newman 
Cinematography by
Richard Hart 
Film Editing by
Erwin Dumbrille 
Casting by
Jo Doster 
Art Direction by
Roberta Neiman 
Set Decoration by
Tom Talbert 
Costume Design by
William Ware Theiss 
Makeup Department
Angela Kaffenberger .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
William A. Morrison .... unit production manager
Charles Raymond .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lisa S. Girolami .... second assistant director
William A. Morrison .... first assistant director
Art Department
Melissa E. Friedman .... property master
Rheta Griffith .... assistant to art director
Larry K. Gunter .... set builder
Tim Kirby .... assistant property master
Conway Meacham .... set builder
Joann Ringger .... assistant to art director
Todd Townsend .... set builder
Regina Wrubel .... property assistant
Sound Department
Paul Bacca .... boom operator
Scott Goucher .... boom operator
Patrick Moriarty .... sound mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Kenneth J. Appel .... best boy electric
Gerald Bertolini .... electrician
Cindy Brooks .... grip
Susan Ferris .... electrician
John L. Gilmour .... key grip
Michael R. Maday .... best boy grip
Gregory T. Matkosky .... gaffer
Thomas E. Oetzell .... first assistant camera
Joseph C. Pupsta .... still photographer
Bob Sandefor .... second assistant camera
Amy Walsh .... grip
Janet Warlick .... grip
Dwayne Watkins .... second assistant camera
Casting Department
Maxine Marie Isaacs .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Daryl Conner .... costumer
Mark Green .... assistant wardrobe
Diah Wymont .... key costumer
Editorial Department
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter
Mark Cary .... post-production assistant
Greg Nylen .... post-production assistant
Location Management
Joe H. Moore .... location manager
Music Department
Kenneth Karman .... music editor
Transportation Department
Stephen Spies .... transportation coordinator
Doug Yamitz .... transportation captain
Other crew
Don Boshers .... assistant to director
Joan Cantrell .... script supervisor
Jo Claire English .... production accountant
Kathleen Lindley .... caterer
Otis Lindley .... caterer
Kathy Long .... production assistant
Betty Mavity .... housing coordinator
Julie Nickol .... production assistant
Barbara Watson .... production assistant


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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Amazing story of a tomboy told in Thirty minutes, 10 November 2001
Author: richard.fuller1

My brother recorded this show after Mystery, hosted by Vincent Price, years ago and it was amazing. An incredible story of Kathleen, a little girl who plays baseball, shoots marbles, climbs trees, reads Batman comic books, and fights with boys, who has to get her pigtails restyled into a perm and start looking more like a little girl, by 1947 Arkansas standards. The opening scene is of Kathleen winning the baseball game, but the boy who gets the homerun getting all the credit. Kathleen doesn't care. She is one of the guys. Jennifer Miller plays Kathleen. The part calls for no big stretch from a child, but Miller stays distant from what she doesn't want to do and off in her own world good enough without looking precocious. She never grasps what the problem is. Her best friend is a bullied nerd, Jeeter, played by Jordan Weeks. Right from the start, he is a scene stealer, talking through his nose about what Batman did and what the Joker did. Even when Kathleen picks on Jeeter too much about his not being able to climb trees does Jeeter even point out that she is only a 'sissy girl'. He will later abandon her when his glasses get broke when she fights two twin boys while playing marbles. This program is filled with so much nostalgia, it is astonishing. For me, it was the twin boys shooting marbles on the ground, their chins pressed into their knees. My brother and I both used to do this practice while sitting on the ground too. While you may be thinking Kathleen is the star and Jeeter is the scene stealer, two more appear to run away with the show. One is Aunt Estelle, played by Lisa Foster. Coiffured and lipsticked and hair lacquered in place, wrapped up in belts and gloves and high heels, topped off with a flapjack hat, Estelle was a hideous woman who would be embarrassed if Kathleen didn't make her beauty appointment on time. This was the mother who knew for certain that children were to be seen and not heard. But the star of the program was Rahda Delmarter, who played Kathleen's mother. As she tried to get Kathleen ready for the beauty appointment, pleaded with Kathleen's father to quit encouraging her boyish ways with clubhouses and model airplanes and console Estelle about Kathleen, you would think Delmarter couldn't perform, but the final scene in Kathleen's bedroom as Mom is compromising and Kathleen realizes it is important she look like a little girl, Delmarter runs with it. You would not believe scouting could be so horrendous to a person. Mom is admitting that much of Kathleen's behaviour is her fault as well as Kathleen's father. And all of this in thirty minutes. I don't know who writer/director Beth Brickell is, but she obviously has talent. Ten stars out of ten.

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