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Some Things That Stay (2004)

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A coming-of-age story of a teenage girl from a liberal upbringing who moves to a conservative baptist community in rural 1950s America.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tamara Anderson
Stuart Anderson
Liz Anderson
Mr. Murphy
Mrs. Burns
Helen Murphy
Rusty Murphy
Brenda Murphy
Robert Anderson
Tatum Knight ...
Megan Anderson
Brenda Robins ...
Mrs. Murphy
Dr. Ostrum
Ken James ...
Doctor William
Doctor Gordon


Artist Stuart Anderson keeps moving all over the States, to inspire his painting pallet, with his wife and offspring. In 1954, they arrive in a rural town, where the kids Robert, Megan and Tamara soon feel really at home, although the previous owners moved out after their academically gifted son died from leukemia. Tamara (15) tastes of Chrustian faith and love with neighbor farm-boy Rusty Murphy. Then their ma is institutionalized with advanced tuberculosis, so people are scared to visit the 'cursed' house. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

20 March 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Run Away Home  »

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CAD 3,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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I loved this movie!
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I saw this movie with my girlfriends and we all loved it! It is so sweet and heartwarming, a real tear-jerker! I was still thinking about the story days after i'd seen the movie. It's such a beautiful story about the difficult things all families go through, it's something anybody can relate to. I really recommend this movie to anybody looking for a Saturday night rental. With your girlfriends, your family, your boyfriend, everyone will really enjoy it! :D It's a real story about a real family that would pull at anyones heartstrings. Not to mention, beautiful landscape shots and fantastic acting. See it, i'm sure you'll love it as much as I did!

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