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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Kathleen 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
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Trot Spruill (as Luke Eberl)
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Bo Spruill
Richard Crowe ...
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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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27 April 2003 (USA)  »

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

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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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Lacks the intensity of the book, but a decent tale to watch.
28 April 2003 | by (Georgia) – See all my reviews

Overall entertaining, but you will not find the movie as captivating as the book. I thought that the film was entertaining, but never delivered the emotion and punch that I felt while reading the novel. The Spruill characters were believable, but I had imagined Hank to be a larger and more menacing physical specimen than the movie portrayed.


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