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A Painted House (2003)

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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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »
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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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Mr. Spruill
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Hank Spruill
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Stick Peters
Luis Garcia ...
Cowboy (as Luis Esteban Garcia)
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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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Drama | Family

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27 April 2003 (USA)  »

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

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1.33 : 1
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The church used for the Sunday church scene in the movie was donated by the film crew to a small church in Crittenden County, Arkansas. The church used in the movie still stands and is being used every Sunday. A large sign in the yard depicts it as the church used in the movie. 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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Edited into Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951) See more »

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A Life Led with Love
4 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This multi-generational movie shows us a way of life where despite the poverty level of the family love is the abiding premise that holds the family together. In addition family members we are exposed to share cropper families and a family in even more desperate straight, but despite their limited resources of the main characters we see them reach out to neighbors who are even less fortunate. The acting is somewhat ensemble with Scott Glenn as the grandfather. All are superb in their roles. The overall feel of the time an place true to the story. Tidbits of life a throw in such as Tally, as played by Aurdry Marie Anderson admitting to Luke, played by a young Logan Lerman that she didn't mind him watching her bath in the river as that was what boys did. The move was a surprise considering I never thought of John Grisham's stories to be a writer of this ilk of story. It was a very pleasant change.


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