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The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn (1999)

PG | | Drama | TV Movie 9 May 1999
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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Noah Dearborn
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Sarah McClellan
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Dr. Valerie Crane
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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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Robert Murphy
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Gretchen
Von Coulter ...
Petrini
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Dr. Hartman
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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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Das Leben ist was Wunderbares  »

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Great film for everyone
4 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

I thought this film was great... I'm not one who needs constant action or special effects, but this one had an interesting story, it seemed well put together, and the language etc. is suitable for most family members. On the whole, one of the best films I have seen in a while.


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