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In small town Tennessee, a ne'er-do-well man (Knoxville) wrestling for control over his fading golf club is reunited with his estranged daughter, a 14-year-old musical prodigy.

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The Knoxville, Tennessee-set film, written by Bronson, is a dark comedy about a father (Knoxville) struggling to keep his once lucrative Tennessee golfing empire intact when his estranged 14-year-old daughter (a gifted musician) is unexpectedly left in his care. Written by achinn

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Taglines:

"The Grass is Always Greener When it's Growing by Callhoun Seed and Sod." See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content, drug material and language | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

25 September 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Secret Life of Daltry Calhoun  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,758 (USA) (23 September 2005)

Gross:

$12,460 (USA) (14 October 2005)
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Trivia

This movie was filmed in Columbia, Tennessee, which is the Mule Capital of the World. See more »

Goofs

At 36min 35, Daltry and June are walking and talking. Daltry pauses while talking with June, and then moves on. When he moves there is a dog behind him that starts running in the opposite direction. Neither he, nor anyone else on his property, owns a dog. See more »

Quotes

Daltry Calhoun: Get HIGH on grass! The LEGAL kind!
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Soundtracks

Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue
Performed by Crystal Gayle
Written by Richard Leigh
Courtesy of Capitol Records Nashville
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Great Indy Film with Meaning and Message!
11 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a wonderful, sweet, and (to me)spiritual movie about people needing each other, and coming together to help each other heal. If you're looking for car chases or moronic dialogue, this isn't the movie for you. Daltry Calhoun is in some ways reminiscent of "To Kill A Mockingbird", (a book the character June happens to be reading in one scene). Lots of subtle playbacks and references,(Johnny Cash, Charlotte's Web) and it's funny too. I have a great deal of respect for Johnny Knoxville, who, as a father himself, chose a vehicle that his own daughter will be proud to watch. He had great credibility as a father. Juliette Lewis was likable and believable as a woman falling in love after the loss of her husband.I liked the fact this movie didn't have gratuitous sex and showed people developing relationships, all in a humble, non-preachy way. The plot unfolded slowly and with subtleness. It made you work, and made you think more deeply, which to me, is what an indy film should do. I liked the subtle, yet impactful emphasis on values and spirituality. The main characters in this film, including Knoxville's and Lewis' characters were just plain, decent people. This might be the kiss of death in reviewing it, but you could show this film to a church group, and have plenty to discuss. Plus, it is funny, and has a kick-ass soundtrack. And, while this isn't a selling point for everyone, I find Johnny Knoxville someone who, despite all the fun (and rapier wit)of Jackass and Wildboyz, appears to be a deep thinker, with intelligence, and, dare I say, the desire to make a nice family film with a moral message. I loved it!


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