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A Painted House (2003)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Family  -  27 April 2003 (USA)
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A young boy, his family, and the migrant workers they hire to work their cotton farm struggle against difficult odds to raise and sell the crop. Meanwhile, the boy dreams of living in ... See full summary »

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Eli 'Pappy' Chandler
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Kathleen Chandler
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Jesse Chandler
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Gran Chandler
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Tally Spruill
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Hank Spruill
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Stick Peters
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Miguel
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Mrs. Spruill
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Trot Spruill (as Luke Eberl)
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Bo Spruill
Richard Crowe ...
Mr. Latcher
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A young boy, his family, and the migrant workers they hire to work their cotton farm struggle against difficult odds to raise and sell the crop. Meanwhile, the boy dreams of living in better conditions. However, with this particularly tough farming season, the boy learns that his challenges guide him in discovering who he really is. Written by Anonymous

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Desperate Times, hard truths, unexpected dangers. One extraordinary summer will change a young boy and his family...forever.

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Hallmark Hall of Fame: A Painted House (#52.3)  »

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The house the crew used and the church are located about 40 miles apart. The actors and extras had to be shuttled to the proper locations for shooting. Both the house and the church as well as other locations used in Eastern Arkansas are still standing. See more »

Goofs

When the soda fountain worker give the customer a fountain drink, the seltzer from the spigot comes out brown. Seltzer is clear. All fountain drinks, including Coca Cola, required a squirt of flavored syrup then the cup was held under the fountain spigot. The clerk would push the handle back for a pressurized squirt to mix the clear seltzer and syrup then would pull the handle forward to fill the glass. See more »

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6 March 2004 | by (Napanee, Ontario) – See all my reviews

I was very engaged with the movie (or story)...Up to a point. I was very upset with the fact that they spent a fair time setting up a growing problem (which you could sense), then introducing the problem (the murder), then abandoning it, and then finally restarting a new story that doesn't quite fit. WHY DO THAT?!

Like I said, I was totally engaged...Up to a point. And this is when everything went downhill!

On the plus side, there was good acting. But I believe even if you do have good acting-if your plot isn't convincing (or doesn't make sense), then the audience won't focus on that, and therefore your acting isn't as significant.

There are very few films that go off on a tangent (and that's a good thing), but when movies like, "A Painted House" and "Jeepers Creepers", do it (or I suppose any movie that does it), I can't help but lose interest, and become disappointed with it.


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