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Children on Their Birthdays (2002)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Family  |  18 October 2002 (USA)
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12 year old Lily Bobbit moves to Medda, Ala, and immediately makes an impression on the residents when she and her friends team up to outsmart a con man, the town is changed forever.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Elinore Murphy (as Sheryl Lee Diamond)
Speedy Thorne
Lionel Quince
Joe Pichler ...
Phyllis Frelich ...
Mrs. Bobbit
Brazhal Brewer ...
Rosalba Cat
Marilyn Dodds Frank ...
Mrs. Quince
Ritch Brinkley ...
Acey Trump
Lucina Paquet ...
Mrs. Sawyer
Paul Quaintance ...
Pastor Williams
Cora Mae
Cynthia Baker ...
Ada Willingham (as Cynthia Barker)


In the summer of 1947, a mysterious thirteen-year-old girl, accompanied by her mute mother, seemingly appears from nowhere. When two thirteen-year-old boys fall deeply in love with her, they find themselves on a collision course with one another that could not only destroy their friendship, but take the tiny town of Medda, Alabama with them. Written by Anonymous

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These Kids Will Change Their Town Forever See more »


Comedy | Drama | Family

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements and brief language | See all certifications »




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18 October 2002 (USA)  »

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Written by Irving Kahal and Sammy Fain
Performed by Carmen Twillie
Arranged by Ross Vannelli
Published by Fred Ahlert Music Corp. o/b/o New Irving Kahal Music (ASCAP), Rain Music Co. (ASCAP), Bienstock Publishing Company (ASCAP) o/b/o Redwood
Music Ltd., and Williamson Music (ASCAP)
Produced by Ross Vannelli
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Children on Their Birthday is super good.
6 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is so good. You can relate sort of to the lives of Lily Jane and Billy Bob. It is a story of love, life, and scheming. My recommendation is to watch it.The movie is about a little girl(Lily Jane) who comes to live in the small town Medda. The story kicks off as soon as her to-be friends start to try to court her. She finds her only true love is to go to Hollywood. When a scheming crook comes to town and holds a talent show and the prize is a trip to Hollywood. Lily Jane enters and wins only to find out that the crook was lying. Lily Jane, Rosalba Cat, and Billy Bob go and arrest Mr. Quincy. You really need to watch this movie to find out if it is for you. Lily Jane is like Vanity Fair's Becky Sharp, witty, charming, and creative.

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