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Because of Winn-Dixie -- Based on the perennial best seller, BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE tells the story of a lonely young girl who adopts an orphaned dog she names Winn-Dixie.
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Writers (WGA):
Kate DiCamillo (novel)
Joan Singleton (screenplay)
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Release Date:
18 February 2005 (USA) See more »
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Discover what happens when you go looking for a miracle and a miracle comes looking for you.
Plot:
A mischievous dog befriends a lonely young girl in a new town and helps her make new friends. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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2 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

AnnaSophia Robb ... Opal

Jeff Daniels ... Preacher

Cicely Tyson ... Gloria

Dave Matthews ... Otis

Eva Marie Saint ... Miss Franny

Courtney Jines ... Amanda Wilkinson

Nick Price ... Dunlap Dewberry

Luke Benward ... Stevie Dewberry

Elle Fanning ... Sweetie Pie Thomas
Marca Price ... Mrs. Dewberry

Lenore Banks ... Mrs. Detweller
B.J. Hopper ... Mr. Alfred

John McConnell ... Store Manager

Harland Williams ... Policeman
William Arthur Pitts ... Churchgoer 1
Enid Trotiner ... Churchgoer 2
Charles A. Daigle ... Churchgoer 3
Clarice H. Gauthreaux ... Churchgoer 4
Guy G. Gauthreaux ... Churchgoer 5

Julia Lashae ... SPCA Officer
Darrell Jupiter ... SPCA Officer

Lara Grice ... Opal's Mom
Becca Lish ... Gertrude the Parrott [sic] (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jared Day ... Mike
Luke Burnyeat ... Shopper (uncredited)

Sergio Kato ... SPCA Officer (uncredited)
Matthew D. Miller ... Church Member (uncredited)

Ross Rouillier ... Shopper (uncredited)

Directed by
Wayne Wang 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Kate DiCamillo (novel)

Joan Singleton (screenplay)

Produced by
Trevor Albert .... producer
Becki Cross Trujillo .... co-producer
Joan Singleton .... producer
Ralph S. Singleton .... executive producer (as Ralph Singleton)
 
Original Music by
Rachel Portman 
 
Cinematography by
Karl Walter Lindenlaub 
 
Film Editing by
Deirdre Slevin 
 
Casting by
Todd Thaler  (as Todd M. Thaler)
 
Production Design by
Donald Graham Burt 
 
Art Direction by
Monroe Kelly 
 
Set Decoration by
Marthe Pineau 
 
Costume Design by
Hope Hanafin 
 
Makeup Department
Roxanne Ferguson .... hair stylist
Theresa A. Fleming .... additional hair stylist
Allison Gordin .... makeup department head
Betty Hamnac .... hair stylist (as Betty W. Hammac)
Paige Reeves .... key makeup artist
Donna Spahn .... hair department head (as Donna Spahn-Jones)
 
Production Management
Kathleen M. Courtney .... unit production manager
Alex Schwartz .... production executive
Crystal Weaver .... production supervisor
Patrick Esposito .... post-production supervisor (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Batou Chandler .... second assistant director: second unit
Michael Kang .... second unit director
Eric Richard Lasko .... second assistant director: reshoots
Stephanie Lovell .... second second assistant director
Eddie Micallef .... second assistant director
Ann C. Salzer .... first assistant director: second unit
Glen Trotiner .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Michael Arena .... greens gang boss
Marc Baird .... storyboard artist
Jason C. Bitzer .... art department production assistant
Paul Blanchard .... leadman
Gail Briant .... signwriter/scenic
Kim S. Carey .... set dresser
Cassie Catalanotto .... set dresser
Daniel Coe .... carpenter
Randall S. Coe .... construction coordinator
James Dupuy .... foreman
Everette Eglin .... construction purchaser
Mary Frances Eglin .... art department coordinator
Sara Fanelli .... carpenter
Christina Gulotta .... graphic designer
John Herbert .... paint foreman
Dave Kelsey .... lead scenic
Andree Lago .... muralist
Sidney J. Lambert .... set dresser
Leo Lauricella .... carpenter
Michael S. Martin .... property master
Patrick McGuire .... leadman
Molly Mikula .... set designer
Danny Nick .... set dresser
Jorin Ostroska .... property master: second unit
Raymond Pumilia .... set dresser
Kevin L. Raper .... graphic designer
George Sanchez .... labor
Chuck Stringer .... construction foreman
Marcus Turchi .... carpenter
Bill Walters .... set dresser
David Warburton .... on-set dresser
 
Sound Department
Steve C. Aaron .... production sound mixer
C. Douglas Cameron .... boom operator
Jeff Colon .... epk sound recordist
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist
Rene Defrancesch .... sound utility
Brett Eliason .... sound mixer
Mark Filip .... sound effects editor
Dave Flynch .... foley editor (as Dave B. Flynch)
Lewis Goldstein .... sound re-recording mixer
Lewis Goldstein .... supervising sound editor
George A. Lara .... foley supervisor (as George Lara)
Allen Lau .... sound intern
Cate Montana .... adr editor
Chris Navarro .... adr recordist
Jay Peck .... foley artist
Jac Rubenstein .... dialogue editor
Peter Waggoner .... sound re-recording mixer
David Warzynski .... foley assistant (as Dave Warzynski)
Alex Raspa .... adr mixer: New York (uncredited)
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Kevin Carter .... special effects contact lenses
Bob Cooper .... special effects coordinator (as Robert H. Cooper)
Keith Marbory .... special effects supervisor
David K. Nami .... special effects foreman
Alan Scott .... mechanical effects supervisor: Stan Winston Studio
 
Visual Effects by
Dan Ashton .... scanning and recording supervisor: Cinesite Hollywood
Devin Bunje .... systems administrator: Stan Winston Studio
Mark Dick Danger Devlin .... digital compositor
Mitch Goldstrom .... technology consultant: Stan Winston Studio
Dave Jerrard .... digital effects artist: Stan Winston Digital
Gary Laurie .... 3D matchmover: Stan Winston Digital
Bonnie Lemon .... digital producer: Stan Winston Digital
Valerie McMahon .... digital artist
Corinne Pooler .... digital paint supervisor
Jim Rider .... Flame artist
Randall J. Rosa .... visual effects supervisor: Stan Winston Digital
Evan Schiff .... visual effects editor: SW Digital
Gregory S. Scribner .... digital artist
Ziad Seirafi .... compositor: Stan Winston Digital
Monty Phillips .... digital artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Ray Abbott .... stunt double (as Raymond M. Abbott)
Jeff Galpin .... stunt coordinator
Mike Mukatis .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Nathan Borck .... electrician
Chip Carey .... lamp operator: additional photography
Loren Corl .... key grip
Larry Cottrill .... electrician
Chris Dame .... remote head technician
Sean Finnegan .... best boy electric
Dan Furst .... video assist operator
Matthew Gaumer .... assistant camera
Tommy Klines .... assistant camera
Dan Kneece .... Steadicam operator
Dan Kneece .... camera operator: "a" camera
Jim Leidholdt .... dolly grip
Ian Lynch .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Javier Marcheselli .... electrician
Jerry L. Marshall .... best boy grip
Greg Morse .... 24 frame video
Dino Parks .... camera operator: "b" camera
Dino Parks .... director of photography: second unit
Dan Riffel .... gaffer
Suzanne Tenner .... still photographer
Newton TerMeer .... gaffer
Steve Van Ness .... electrician
Michael J. Walker .... additional camera operator: second unit
Mark N. Woods .... crane operator: Technocrane
Scott Zuchowski .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Aisha Coley .... casting executive
Elizabeth Coulon .... extras casting: re-shoots
Lisa Mae Fincannon .... additional casting
Rita Foung .... casting associate: Los Angeles
Timothee Hammond .... extras casting coordinator
Jonathan Strauss .... casting: New York
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Donna Chance .... key set costumer
Dana Embree .... costumer
Linda Gardar .... costume supervisor
Jennifer Kamrath .... set costumer
Giselle Spence .... seamstress
Barbara Warren .... costumer: Miss Tyson (as Barbara Rudy Warren)
 
Editorial Department
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Joe Finley .... digital preview colorist
Bruce Goodman .... colorist
Ian Hochberg .... first assistant editor
Brooks Larsen .... assistant editor
Jeff Mee .... post-production coordinator
Jim Passon .... color timer
Nicholas Pellegrin .... editorial production assistant
Renannah Weinstein .... associate editor (as Renannah Weinstein-Seliger)
Lonnie A. Mathes .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Dana A. Hanby .... location manager
 
Music Department
Deva Anderson .... music supervisor
Jeff Atmajian .... orchestrator
Celeste Chada .... music licensing
Chris Cozens .... auricle programmer
Joseph S. DeBeasi .... additional music supervisor
Joseph S. DeBeasi .... music editor
Chris Dibble .... score recordist
Chris Dibble .... scoring mixer
Dave Hage .... music preparation
George Hamer .... orchestral contractor
Lewis Jones .... assistant music engineer: Lansdowne Studios
Adam Kay .... music pre-record recordist
Adam Kay .... playback music editor
Adam Kay .... playback music recordist
Mike Knobloch .... music executive
Richard Lancaster .... assistant music programmer: Abbey Road Studios
Nick Mera .... music preparation
Rachel Portman .... orchestrator
Delphine Robertson .... music coordinator
David Snell .... conductor
 
Transportation Department
Russell Davis .... transportation captain
Tom Moore .... driver
Willie D. Partin .... driver
Buddy Pine .... fuel truck driver
Bill Pitts .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Pamela Alch .... script supervisor
Raymond W. Beal .... animal trainer
Bob Beltz .... advisor
Bob Beltz .... special advisor
Troy Benjamin .... assistant: Trevor Albert
Michelle Brattson .... production coordinator: re-shoots
Stanley Brossette .... publicist
Norma B. Cazenave .... assistant: Miss Tyson
Lisa Cofini .... post production accountant
Jamy Comeaux .... photo double: Jeff Daniels
Jamy Comeaux .... stand-in: Jeff Daniels
Ellen Diedrich .... assistant: Trevor Albert
Frank Duffy .... set medic (as Frankie Lynch)
Mark Forbes .... head animal trainer
Chris Gibson .... production assistant
Ida Lee Henderson .... production accountant
Michael Hendrickson .... production executive: Fox
Lindsay Jaeger .... assistant: Wayne Wang
Sue Jennings .... production coordinator
Dana S. Jupiter .... assistant: Miss Saint
Ted Kantrow .... caterer
Margery Kimbrough .... script supervisor: second unit
Charles Landers .... additional assistant
John Landers .... craft service
Liz Landers .... craft service
Stephanie Lovell .... assistant: Dave Matthews
Clayton Lyons .... production assistant
April Mackin .... animal trainer
Shane Mahan .... puppeteer (as Shane Patrick Mahan)
Keira Marcus .... first assistant accountant (as Keira March)
June Marshall .... assistant accountant
Matthew D. Miller .... production assistant
Nathan Parker .... production assistant
Matt Paull .... production assistant
Larry Payne .... animal trainer
Erik Proveaux .... chef: reshoots
Tara Radcliffe .... adr loop group
Gwendalane Ramos .... assistant accountant
Anthony Rossi III .... assistant production coordinator
Natasha Sanchez .... office production assistant
Todd Thaler .... acting coach (as Todd M. Thaler)
A. Rachel Tobias .... production secretary
Joel Tokarsky .... payroll accountant
Karla Torres .... assistant: Becki Cross Trujillo
Nicholas Toth .... bear wrangler
Paul Uddo .... production assistant
Helena Walsh .... bear wrangler (as Helena T. Walsh)
Georgianna Whitley .... production assistant
Mark Joseph .... marketing (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Riley Kathryn Ellis .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG for thematic elements and brief mild language
Runtime:
106 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Brazil:Livre | Canada:G (Ontario) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Germany:0 | Iceland:LH (video rating) | Ireland:PG | Singapore:PG | South Korea:All | Spain:T | UK:U | USA:PG (certificate #41140)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Both Jeff Daniels and Harland Williams' second movie together; both had previously appeared in "Dumb and Dumber" (1994)See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): The "mouse" Winn Dixie catches during the church service is a rat.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Opal:Safe!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in This Means War (2012)See more »
Soundtrack:
Won't Give InSee more »

FAQ

Chapter Headings, the official set:
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68 out of 103 people found the following review useful.
A Three Year Old's First Movie, 19 February 2005
Author: (jimgrigsby1@comcast.net) from Indianapolis

Today, I took my three year old to see her first movie. This, you must understand is a task, as you must always be careful about language and "mature" situations that so many people today see as normal.

I am not going to give a synopsis of the movie, as most of the other reviewers do. Go see the movie yourself. I will only say that both my daughter and myself were totally engrossed with this touching and well-played story. The characters were very enjoyable and I thought the actors did a fine job.

I noticed that everyone in the audience, children along with their parents had big smiles on their faces as we all got up to leave at the movie's end. I really enjoyed this movie, and so did my young daughter.

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