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The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn (1999)

PG | | Drama | TV Movie 9 May 1999
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A 91 year old carpenter (Sidney Poitier), who is still in completely good health, has to fight developers who are trying to force him to sell his land.

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »
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Noah Dearborn
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Sarah McClellan
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Christian Nelson
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Noah's Mother
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Noah's Father
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Silas
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8-year-old Noah
Christopher Ryan Dunn ...
10-year-old Noah
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Mrs. Lewis
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Sitting on 35 acres of Georgia land coveted by a shopping mall developer, 90+years-old Noah Dearborn is untainted by modern life. He's never heard of the Beatles, and his only interest is his woodworking, in which he excels. The girlfriend of one of the developers is a psychologist, and is asked to evaluate Noah for a possible move to have him declared incompetent. But she soon falls under his spell of a simple life and becomes his ally in his fight to keep his land. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Rated PG for some mild language | See all certifications »
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9 May 1999 (USA)  »

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Das Leben ist was Wunderbares  »

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simple, elegant, meaningful
20 February 2000 | by (South Dakota) – See all my reviews

Refreshing movie with a great message. I would recommend this to anyone. Direct, simple, and filled with clear truths about the importance of the honest basics of life. Stands out nicely amongst the usual made for TV fare. Make be uncomfortable to watch for anyone who has a difficult time explaining truthfully, what they do to make a living to their children.


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