Harrison's Flowers (2000)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance, War  |  15 March 2002 (USA)
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When a Newsweek photojournalist disappears in war-torn Yugoslavia, his wife travels to Europe to find him.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Yeager Pollack
Marc Stevenson
Kyle Morris
Samuel Brubeck
Johanna Pollack
Mary Francis
Margaux Lloyd
Marie Trintignant ...
Christian Charmetant ...
Chris Kumac, photojournalist
Scott Anton ...
Cesar Lloyd (as Scott Michael Anton)
Christopher Clarke ...
Dragan Antonic ...


Harrison Lloyd is a Pulitzer-winning photojournalist. His wife and family are making it hard for him to keep his mind on his work when he's in a war zone, and he wants to change jobs to something less stressful. But he's got one last assignment, in war-torn Yugoslavia, in 1991, at the height of the fighting. Word comes back that he apparently died in a building collapse, but his wife Sarah (also a journalist for Newsweek) refuses to believe that he's dead and goes looking for him. She's helped immensely by the photo-journalists Eric Kyle and Marc Stevenson that she runs into over there; together, they're determined to make it through the chaotic landscape to Vukovar, which is not only the nexus of the war but where she believes Harrison is located. Meanwhile, Harrison's son Cesar is looking after his father's prized greenhouse, keeping hope, and flowers, alive. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Sometimes love is the only proof you need.


Drama | Romance | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong war violence and gruesome images, pervasive language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 March 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A felejtés virágai  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$867,635 (USA) (15 March 2002)


$1,843,570 (USA) (5 April 2002)

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Did You Know?


In the final scene, it is told that Sarah and Harrison have moved to St. Louis and they are seen dancing during this voice-over. This suggests a future occurrence after the climax of the movie, yet Harrison's left arm has reappeared. See more »


Kyle Morris: Get off my case or go home to mommy.
Marc Stevenson: Shit. I'd love to see my mommy.
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User Reviews

Andie MacDowell in a warmovie ? Yes and one of the better warmovies you'll find !
22 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

I doubt very many will ever get to see Harrison's flowers. This is really the most misleadingly titled movie i can recall. The title and the fact that it stars Andie MacDowell reaks cuddly romantic girl movie. Nothing could be farther from the truth !

Instead this movie turns out to be one of the better warmovies i've seen in recent years.

The story is actually similar to that of "saving private ryan" and it's portrayal of war as griping and realistic. Only this time we're not put into the shoes of soldiers storming up a bulletsprayed beach but in the shoes of the civilians that cover the wars: the photojournalists. And the heroics is not killing the enemy but simply to bring the world a glimpse of what goes on inside a the chaotic inferno that is a warzone.

Andie MacDowell plays Sarah Lloyd a suberban mother of two and voted "most unlikely to be found inside a warzone" in her highschool yearbook. When her husband "Harrison" (a roughneck newsweek warphotographer) goes missing in wartorn Croatia 1991. She basicly picks up a camera herself and goes over there to find him. Rather unbelievable but it works well to set up the real story.

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