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  (in credits order)

Arye Gross ... Henry Hart

Eric Schweig ... Pike Dexter

Tim DeKay ... Dean Stewart

Louise Fletcher ... Grace Cornwell

George Coe ... Sam Hart

Nan Martin ... Widow Thayer

O'Neal Compton ... Jim Soams

Corinne Bohrer ... Anna Rudolph

Veanne Cox ... Mary Margaret Bishop

Douglas Sebern ... John Cornwell
Parker Livingston ... Andrew Stewart
Cody Wayne ... Ben Stewart

Josie Adams ... Becky Rudolph
Mark Twogood ... Lloyd

Christopher Kendra ... Bird
Steve Frye ... Fulbright
Steven Brian Conard ... Leon
Delbert High ... Dick
Kenneth R. King ... Wheeler
Dori Thompson ... Jenny
Mary Cassidy ... Carol
Dee Dee Van Zyl ... Didi Soams
Tom Cordingley ... Reverend Alston
Bekki Vallin ... Woman at Church
John Lystne ... Man at Church

Beau Holden ... Douglas
Wayne Mansaw ... Man at Piano
Christianne Brown ... Woman in Car #1
Cori Wolff ... Woman in Car #2
Alecia LaRue ... Woman in Car #3
Tenika Capouch ... Schoolgirl #1
Morgan McCarthy ... Schoolgirl #2
Sarah Dramstad ... Schoolgirl #3
Amanda Upton ... Schoolgirl #4
Nicholas K. Gilhool ... Carl at Gallery (as Nicholas Gilhool)
Caitlin Carter ... Julie Bauer

John Dossett ... John Bishop
Justin Fonda ... Airline Attendant
Clifford Crick ... Airport Security Man
Trish Walsh ... Airport Security Woman
Brian Grossenbacher ... Man in Bar
Mary Rommereim ... Choir Director
Amanda Caldwell ... Choir Member #1
Doug Rommereim ... Choir Member #2
Isaac Simpson ... Choir Member #3
Jerry Fletcher ... Choir Member #4
Maxine Rasmussen ... Mrs. Stewart
Benny Reynolds ... Mr. Stewart
William J. Adamo ... Eligible Man
Gregory Paul Johnson ... Eligible Man
James M. Barry ... Eligible Man
K. Mark Summers ... Eligible Man
Keith Clark ... Eligible Man
Brendan Magone ... Eligible Man
Queenie ... Pike's Dog Frances
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Susanna Harter ... Joy at Gallery (uncredited)

Directed by
Thomas Bezucha 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Thomas Bezucha 

Produced by
Jennifer Chaiken .... producer
John D. Vaughan .... co-producer
Original Music by
Joseph Conlan 
Cinematography by
Rob Sweeney 
Film Editing by
Andrew London 
Casting by
David Bloch 
Betty Ann Conard 
Production Design by
Stephanie Carroll 
Art Direction by
Joe Warson 
Costume Design by
Sam Hamilton 
Rene Holguin 
Makeup Department
Marie DeLucie-Caveggia .... key hair stylist
Michael Hancock .... key makeup artist
Nancy Hancock .... hair assistant
Nancy Hancock .... makeup assistant
Nancy E. Mullen .... additional key hair stylist
Nancy E. Mullen .... additional key makeup artist
Production Management
Ethan Anderson .... production secretary
Jeff Bock .... production secretary
Alecia LaRue .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Simona Aranda .... second assistant director
R. Scott Loughran .... second second assistant director
Edward Reiner .... additional second second assistant director
Jeanine Rohn .... first assistant director
Art Department
Brad Aro .... construction coordinator
Chad Barclay .... art department PA: New York
Ryan Boyes .... property production assistant
Robert Covelman .... property master
Julian Jackson .... artist
William Johnson .... swing
Paul Mason .... on-set dresser
Allison Whitmer .... property assistant
Hugh Wilson .... set dresser
Sound Department
Gary Coppola .... re-recording mixer
Eric Free .... boom operator
Chris Hogan .... supervising sound editor
Randy Lawson .... sound mixer
Hugh Murphy .... assistant sound editor
Rick Norman .... re-recording mixer
Unsun Song .... sound recordist
Karl E. Swingle .... sound production assistant
Guy Tsujimoto .... sound effects editor
Visual Effects by
Eric Grenaudier .... visual effects supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Gary 'Sparks' Baughman .... grip
J.A. Byerly .... second electrician
Warren Feldman .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Warren Feldman .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Robert Glynn .... grip: New York City
Dina S. Khouri .... still photographer
Skip McCraw .... gaffer
Jerry Mundy .... best boy electric
Rich Paisley .... first electrician
David Palmieri .... electrician
Stephen Martin Paull .... lighting technician
Steve Persons .... best boy grip
Chaz Taylor .... key grip
Paige Thomas .... first assistant camera
Casting Department
Scott Baldyga .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jackie Freeman .... costumer: New York City
Lynn Moore .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Steve Sahagun .... first assistant editor
Location Management
Jessie Deats .... location manager
Music Department
Brian Ross .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Mark Twogood .... transportation coordinator
Jimmy Welch .... driver: electric ten ton
Other crew
Steven C. Beer .... producer's representative
Nikki Borrelli .... assistant production coordinator: New York
Kevin Bowe .... production accountant
Betty Ann Conard .... script supervisor
Devorah DeVries .... unit manager: New York City
Robin Hoggan Ebinger .... assistant accountant
Laurie Gershon .... product placement/clearances
Anne Gordon .... animal trainer
Megan 'Moonrise' Jaggard .... craft service
Brian Lamia .... production assistant
Kelsi MacIntyre .... key set production assistant
Alex Parkhurst .... choreographer
Melanie Parkhurst .... choreographer
Sandy Schklair .... script supervisor
Deborah Romare .... special thanks (as Deborah Sahagun)

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Rated PG-13 for some mature thematic material
Brazil:118 min | USA:117 min (DVD)
Aspect Ratio:
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17 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Warm-hearted People In Cold Montana, 24 February 2005
Author: Lechuguilla from Dallas, Texas

An artist living in NYC returns home to Big Eden, a rural area of Montana, to care for his ailing grandfather. The artist gets reacquainted with people from his past, including an old high school friend. Romantic complications ensue.

This is not a film for viewers looking for lots of fast paced action and excitement. It's more of a character study that focuses on the lives of warm-hearted, ordinary people who are caring and sensitive. People spend a lot of time cooking and eating. (I don't recall a film in which there was so much food). More idealistic than realistic, the film's underlying contemporary message is a welcome change from the usual Hollywood gloom and doom theme. On the other hand, some of the relationships between characters are not obvious, which renders a slightly muddled story.

Overall, "Big Eden" is a well-made movie with good production design, adroit cinematography (that captures a beautiful landscape), and fine acting. And, I like the Tex-Mex music, though to someone like me who lives in Texas, the music seems a little out of place ... so to speak. But maybe not.

One of the best things about "Big Eden" is the inclusion of Nan Martin as an elderly gadabout. With her deep-throated voice and her animated expressions, she stands out as a unique, and thoroughly entertaining, actress. Would love to see her in more films.

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